Franklin Co. Joins Williamson, St. Clair Counties in Suing State

Franklin Co. Joins Williamson, St. Clair Counties in Suing State

Franklin Co. — Franklin County is set to follow Williamson and St. Clair counties by filing a lawsuit suing the State of Illinois for reimbursement of salaries delayed by the state budget impasse. Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens was given approval to file the lawsuit after County Board Chairman Randall Crocker, with the full board’s approval, discussed the matter during Monday’s finance committee meeting. The two-count indictment will seek salary reimbursement for the State’s Attorney and Public Defenders Offices as well as other reimbursements deemed proper by the court.