PEORIA-Peoria County Board members tonight voted to freeze their own pay and that of four countywide elected officials.
The proposal freezes the salary of the auditor, circuit clerk, coroner and recorder of deeds at a little more than $88,000 for the upcoming year.
Small raises would come in each of the following three years.
The pay for each office would top out at a little more than $94,000 in 2016.
Members of the board's management services committee agreed to the freeze last week based on economic conditions within the county.
Peoria County Board Member, Carol Trumpe said, "It really is about fiscal prudence. We are facing a shortfall of perhaps 2 million dollars coming up and we want to be careful in all of our expenditures."
The County Board Chairman, who hasn't had a raise in 20 years is getting a $4,000 raise the first year.
Other countywide officeholders elected in 2010 also had their salaries frozen for the first year of their terms.