Illinois Comptroller able to make December pension payment

SPRINGFIELD — Comptroller Leslie Munger’s chief of staff is reporting his boss will be able to make the full state pension payment for December. The comptroller couldn’t make the November payment, but holiday sales tax receipts and quarterly income tax payments will help the office make the December payment.

It’s anticipated the missed November payment will be made sometime in the spring.

In the past, the comptroller made a single pension payment during the fiscal year, but late Comptroller Judy Barr-Topinka was able to make them every month after taxes were increased in 2011.