SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' giant stack of unpaid bills came with a hefty price tag last year.
Mar 13, 2014 | 12:00 am
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is set to collect $369 million more in tax revenue this year, state lawmakers learned Tuesday.
Nov 06, 2013 | 12:01 am
SPRINGFIELD — The end-of-session push to approve a budget plan has made for some strange bedfellows in the Capitol.
May 30, 2013 | 12:01 am
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House approved legislation Thursday to limit the salary upon which retired state workers can base their pensions in the future.
Mar 08, 2013 | 4:01 am
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers rejected a series of proposals Thursday that would have drastically reduced pension benefits for state employees.
Mar 01, 2013 | 3:01 am
SPRINGFIELD — The Quinn administration wants to use some of the proceeds from the sale of the state’s unused maximum-security prison in Thomson to chip away at its mountain of unpaid bills.
Oct 03, 2012 | 12:01 am
PEORIA (AP) - When Illinois can't pay its bills in a timely
fashion, the interest penalties it's required to add on by law
deliver another blow to the cash-strapped state, but they do little
to ease the pain of waiting vendors.
Oct 23, 2011 | 3:00 am
CARBONDALE - The Illinois Department of Corrections insists its
failure to pay its bills on time isn't creating any safety concerns
inside state prisons, but documents show one department executive
warned of "a big problem looming" if a food supplier halted
Oct 20, 2011 | 12:01 am
DECATUR - With mounting bills yet to be paid by the state,
Illinois hospitals and other health care facilities continue to
face challenges as they work to serve their communities. According
to a recent research project conducted by The Associated Press, the
top five Decatur-area businesse…
Oct 19, 2011 | 12:01 am
DECATUR — When Mike Foutch was released from Pinckneyville
Correctional Center in August 2010, he was at risk of becoming one
of roughly 1,000 people Heritage Behavioral Health Center could not
help that year because of the state’s budget problems.
Oct 17, 2011 | 11:56 pm
DECATUR — The years-long struggle to renovate downtown Decatur’s
Lincoln Square Theatre may be close to an unsatisfactory
Oct 17, 2011 | 6:00 am
If local governments and school administrators knew for sure
when the state was going to pay them, they could plan for it.
Oct 16, 2011 | 12:01 am