03/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Broke State Unable To Pay Struggling Social Service Agencies

About 60 vendors attended a town hall meeting Monday on the South Side hosted by Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes to find out when they can expect payment from the state for the vendors' services to disadvantaged individuals and families.

The state has not been able to pay its bills on time because of the dogged economy, and when the state cannot pay, vendors like Blue Gargoyle feel the sting.

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