Illinois is a big state.
Legislators come from every corner.
So as not to discriminate against those who hve to drive long distances, State Representatives and Senators are paid whatever IRS allows to compensate for the cost of driving to and from Springfield.
Equalizing the playing field, so to speak.
While he was State Representative, Jack Franks accepted such mileage payments.
Now he wants to end similar payments for McHenry County Board members.
The result will be that people like Tom Wilbeck, who lives in Barrington Hills, will see a cut in his compenation.
Franks not only took mileage reimbursements from state taxpayers, but he took payments from his campaign fund for that purpose.
The reports to the State Board of Elections, strangely, showed the same amount each month–$267.