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Illinois Unpaid Bills

State Ends Fiscal Year With $6.1 Billion Backlog Of Unpaid Bills

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, July 1 (Reuters) - Illinois ended fiscal 2013 with an estimated $6.1 billion in unpaid bills and other obligations, and that could swell to...

State Considering $2.5 Billion Bond Deal To Catch Up On Bill Backlog

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

April 10 (Reuters) - Illinois would add $2.5 billion to its credit card balance to pay old bills--including $2 billion owed to Medicaid providers--u...

Pension Spending, Unpaid Bills Loom Large In State's New Budget

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 5 (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will unveil a fiscal 2014 budget on Wednesday that will chip away at a huge pile ...

Report: Illinois' Unpaid Bills Could Hit $21.7 Billion In 5 Years

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of overdue bills could nearly triple to $21.7 billion in five years unless the state takes action to curb...

Basketball Star In Hot Water Over Unpaid Bill

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 09.07.2012 | Money

DALLAS -- A starter on Duke's 2010 national championship team purchased nearly $100,000 in custom jewelry that season from a New York firm that caters...

Report: Illinois' $43.8 Billion Budget Deficit Is Nation's Worst

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

A report released Thursday by the state's Auditor General claimed that Illinois' ever-bulging budget deficit is "easily" the nation's worst. Illino...

New Website Highlights State's Dismal Financial Situation

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

We all know that the Illinois budget situation is a mess, but llinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka wants us to know just how messy it really is. ...

State Senate Approves Lawmaker Pay Freezes, Cuts

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

Legislation that would cut state lawmaker salaries and freeze raises otherwise outlined in Governor Pat Quinn's budget proposal advanced Thursday to t...

Governor's State Of The State Addresses Jobs, Economy

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at noon on Wednesday delivered his annual State of the State address, a speech centered principally on th...

Report: Governor, State Legislature 'Must Act Now' On Unpaid Bills

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

A budget watchdog group that has repeatedly criticized the state's handling of its finances once again called on lawmakers to do something about Illin...

State Owes $8.5 Billion In Overdue Bills

Posted 01.20.2012 | Chicago

Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka this week delivered more troubling, if not surprising, news concerning the state's financial health....

Things Are Not Looking Up For Illinois' Budget

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

With billions of dollars in unpaid bills and a more than $500 million budget deficit this year alone, it's hard to imagine Illinois's finances getting...

State In No Rush To Pay Huge Backlog Of Unpaid Bills

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 12.22.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Don't look for quick action to reduce Illinois' huge backlog of unpaid bills, despite universal agreement among state leaders tha...

In Illinois, Bills Get Paid Faster When A Lawmaker Is On Your Side

AP | By JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If you plan on doing business with the state of Illinois, you'd better learn to beg – preferably to an influential politici...

The Deadbeat State: Illinois Owes Billions In Unpaid Bills

AP | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Drowning in deficits, Illinois has turned to a deliberate policy of not paying billions of dollars in bills for months at a time,...