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Illinois regional school superintendents denied pay

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

They're still on the job, but still working without pay. On Friday, an Illinois judge refused to force Governor Pat Quinn to pay the salaries of regional school superintendents.

He cut their salaries from the budget in July. Quinn says they should be paid by local funds.

Since then, the elected officials have remained on the job. But Williamson-Franklin County Regional Superintendent Matt Donkin says it's going to be tough to wait for the fall veto session.

"Obviously this is going to be a time of soul searching for a lot of people," Donkin said. "We've heard of some people going to go ahead and retire, who ran for these positions. What does that mean for these counties, the services provided, I don't know."

Quinn says he expects lawmakers to resolve the dispute for the 44 superintendents statewide when they return to Springfield in October. The superintendents have been working without pay since July 1.

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