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Eight percent of Ill. workers made over $100K in 2012


A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012.



GateHouse Media Illinois

newspapers reported this weekend that 8 percent of the state's workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That's about 17 percent of a $4.5 billion payroll.


The analysis looked at all compensation - including overtime pay. The review did not include thousands of university employees.


It found that the number of workers taking home more than $100,000 grew by 1,100 in 2012.


The top earner among the data reviewed was Robert Rupnik. He is chief investment officer for the Teachers' Retirement System. His compensation was $357,000 in 2012.


Gov. Pat Quinn's salary was $177,000 - good for 687th place.

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