CHICAGO – Imagine the pain of losing your husband, a firefighter, in the line of duty. Left to raise your children alone, you get a compensatory payment from the state for $351,383. But no check comes from the state because the Governor has not fulfilled his constitutional duty to propose a balanced budget for the General Assembly to consider.
SPRINGFIELD – Taxpayers bear the cost of hidden interest on Illinois’ enormous bill backlog with no real clarity about how deeply in debt the state is, how much interest is accruing on overdue bills and how long it will take to pay off the penalties.
SPRINGFIELD – Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza toured the Wells Center in Jacksonville Monday, a crucial addiction treatment center serving Central Illinois and suffering from three years without a state budget.