Some Illinois State Troopers owed thousands in back pay

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SPRINGFIELD - The president of a group that represents more than 1,400 Illinois State Police troopers says that he's hopeful that the state's budget will allow for the money needed to pay several officers for back pay, allowances, and raises owed.

Troopers Lodge 41 President Steve Clemente says he was in Springfield earlier this month to push for the needed money to be included in the upcoming state budget.  However, several other state agencies who say they need the extra money are also competing for more funding.  

Officials say Illinois State Police troopers received raises last year, but some troopers are owed more than $10,000 in back pay, raises, and allowances.

Those state agencies, including the ISP, could find out if they will receive additional money during Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address on Wednesday.

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