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posted: 11/9/2012 5:00 AM

Why are we paying people on leave?

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A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: Since 2007, more than 2,000 state employees have been placed on paid leave. Gov. Quinn, can you explain to the people of Illinois, those who pay taxes, why these people are being paid while not performing any work? Those of us who work and give most of our earnings to the government in the form of taxes to support those who do not work and get paid would like a simple explanation.

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