Board recommends state government raises

May 1, 2008 9:06:39 AM PDT
A state board recommends giving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a raise of more than $20,000.The Compensation Review Board recommends a salary of $190,000 for the governor.

Lawmakers would see their base salary jump by more than $7,000 to nearly $73,000. Legislative leaders would see their pay top $100,000.

The recommendation comes after legislators' pay increased by nearly 10 percent last year.