State halts salary reimbursements for county elected officials

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The effects of a state budget impasse are hitting locally, as Illinois counties — including Jefferson County — received an email from the Illinois Department of Revenue notifying the county that payments and salary reimbursements have been suspended for state attorneys, public defenders, and supervisors of assessments.

Jefferson County Board Treasurer Dan Knox says this will impact the board about $25,000 a month. IDR says payments for the Supervisors of Assessments half-salary reimbursements are suspended beginning with the June 2015 payments.

The State‚Äôs Attorneys and Public Defenders salary reimbursement payments are suspended beginning with July’s payments.