FILE - In this July 29, 2011 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rutherford and Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, both Republicans ... more 
FILE - In this July 29, 2011 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rutherford and Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, both Republicans who have criticized government spending and want to consolidate it have handed out pay raises to dozens of employees during a fiscal crisis. The salary increases were discovered in an analysis of payroll records by the Better Government Association, a Chicago-based nonprofit group which showed the findings to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green, File
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 3:45 PM EDT