Paychecks have been sent to state workers who are due to get paid on Wednesday, according to the Illinois comptroller's office.
Wendesday will mark the first state employee payday since Illinois began the new fiscal year on July 1 without a budget in place.
The paychecks are for 6,800 out of the state's 65,000 employees.
The Illinois comptroller's office processed the paychecks after a St. Clair County judge ruled last Thursday that state workers could be paid in full despite the lack of a budget. That ruling conflicted with an earlier decision from a Cook County judge, who said state employees could not continue to be paid in full by Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger without a budget.
Munger said last week that she will continue to pay state workers in full during the budget impasse.
"While there will most certainly be additional legal action, I am confident that the court will ultimately determine that paying state employees for their work is the right, and legal, thing to do," Munger said in a statement.