Juror Pay Increasing for Putnam County Courts

Putnam County Board approved a mandatory raise in payment to jurors and officially joined the Economic Development Corp. of North Central Illinois at a special meeting this month.

The board had previously discussed the increase in juror pay, but because it was not on the agenda at the previous board meeting, a special meeting was held to take action. It’s $25 for the first day and $50 each day after.

- The board also signed a letter of commitment to the EDCNCI, the group taking over economic development in Putnam, Bureau and La Salle counties.

While the original fee for the county was going to be $7,808, because of letters of commitment from Granville, Hennepin and Standard, the fee will lower.

Board member Sheila Haage said with the village commitments, the county portion will be less than $5,000 per year.

Source: News Tribune