Ill. regional superintendents
5:41 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Quinn OKs bill to restore superintendents' pay

It's official. Regional education superintendents across Illinois are going to get paychecks again after more than four months.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Monday restoring the superintendents' pay.

Quinn eliminated their salaries from the state budget over the summer. He said the state needed the roughly $13 million for other services.

The superintendents and their assistants have not been paid since June.

Lawmakers voted last week to pay the superintendents out of money that usually goes to local governments, which means a tiny reduction in funds to cities and counties. The arrangement only lasts one year.