Illinois officials say they have begun processing paychecks for state workers even though there's no budget for the fiscal year.
Bradley Hahn is chief of staff to Comptroller Leslie Munger. He told The Associated Press on Friday the office is writing checks and they should be delivered Wednesday to 6,800 workers.
The fiscal year began July 1 and there's no budget agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature.
State records show 64,460 workers are paid through the comptroller's office.