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Supreme court asks for more probation officers

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:23:53 CDT

Illinois' high court says it needs more money to make sure criminals on probation are being properly monitored. Chief Justice Thomas Killbride says investments in probation officers would help the state save money in the long run:


"They take people who are not paying taxes and get them back into our communities as productive citizens and start paying money into the system."

But some lawmakers were more concerned about the salaries of Supreme Court justices, who're paid more than state judges everywhere but California. The Court ruled its annual salary increases are protected by the state Constitution.

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