Want to Stay Home and Get Paid? Work for Illinois

Ever wish you could just stay home from work and still get paid? If you work for the state and get placed on administrative leave, that’s what happens – and it’s cost taxpayers $23 million over the last five years. One example: counselor in the Department of Human Services spent more than three years on administrative leave being investigated for misappropriating funds. She  received four raises while on leave, making $74,300 when she finally was eventually fired. Does fairness need to cost this much?

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