Former GOP Rep. Seeking Back Pay For Himself, All Other Lawmakers In Class Action Suit

SPRINGFIELD — A former state lawmaker is suing the state comptroller for salary increases he claims he was entitled to while serving in the Illinois General Assembly for 12 years, even though he voted against those raises as a lawmaker. Former Rep. Mike Fortner joins two other former state senators in filing separate lawsuits against […]

Judge Rules Two Ex-Senators Should Be Paid Withheld Salaries

SPRINGFIELD — Two former Illinois state senators have a “clear right” to receive portions of their legislative salaries that were withheld by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and her predecessors, a Cook County judge decided last week. But Mendoza said she intends to appeal the ruling, meaning this latest development is likely not the last word […]