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Replacement bill would decrease the raise in juror pay

Replacement bill would decrease the raise in juror pay

A law giving jurors a pay raise goes into effect June 1 — unless lawmakers approve a replacement bill very soon. Kane County officials are keeping an eye on the replacement bill, HB2641, which would give jurors a smaller pay increase while still saving the county some money. "Springfield is a very fluid place, especially this week and next week," Legislative Committee Chairman Brian Pollock said at a meeting Wednesday. He gave committee members a snapshot of where bills directly affecting the county stand. Legislators passed a jury pay increase in December. The increase is to $25 the first day and $50 each subsequent day a juror serves. It takes effect June 1. There was...

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