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Linda Lingle
Former Hawaii governor will make $198K under Rauner

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's chief operating officer will make an annual salary of $198,000, more than she made running the state of Hawaii. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports ( ) Linda Lingle will start drawing the pay after her current $60,000 contract with the state ends in June. Rauner has described the 61-year-old Lingle as a "superstar" former governor who served eight years. She earned $117,306 during her last year in office. She will be latest member of Rauner's administration to earn a six-figure salary. Beth Purvis is the Republican governor's education czar and earns $250,000 annually. The governor's chief of...