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8% of Illinois workers made over $100K in 2012

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

A published report indicates more than 6,200 Illinois state government workers took home compensation of more than $100,000 in 2012.

GateHouse Media Illinois newspapers reported this weekend that 8% of the state's workforce topped $100,000 in compensation last year. That's about 17% of a $4.5 billion payroll.

The analysis looked at all compensation - including overtime pay. The review did not include thousands of university employees.

It found that the number of workers taking home more than $100,000 grew by 1,100 in 2012.

The top earner among the data reviewed was Robert Rupnik. He is chief investment officer for the Teachers' Retirement System. His compensation was $357,000 in 2012.

Gov. Pat Quinn's salary was $177,000 - good for 687th place.

Database of $100,000 employees: http://bit.ly/100Kclub

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