Illinois legislators should expect a delay in their paychecks.
Comptroller Leslie Munger announced Sunday that elected officials' pay will wait in line, just like other bills.
Vendors and agencies that perform work for the state are waiting months to be paid. Until now, officials' paychecks were essentially given preferential treatment.
With a handful of Constitutional officers and 177 state legislators, the paychecks collectively total $1.3 million a month, or $15.6 for the year.