Incoming Governor J.B. Pritzker’s top aides are all in line for huge raises… paid for out of Pritzker’s personal funds.
Pritzker says he will double the salary of key aides like his chief of staff, deputy governors, and press secretary. The extra money will come from a private LLC set up and funded by Pritzker. His staff says that will allow Pritzker to attract top talent to those jobs.
As a result, for example, Anne Caprara… who served as Pritzker’s campaign manager and will be his chief of staff… will make $298,000 a year, with half paid by taxpayers and half from Pritzker.