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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA PRAISES WELLS CENTER'S VOTE TO POSTPONE CLOSING
March 17, 2017

CHICAGO – Bruce Carter, executive director of the Wells Center in Jacksonville, told me his board has voted to postpone closing the center and he thanked me for our office’s help in trying to accelerate critical state payments to the non-profit. 

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STATE OF ILLINOIS BILL BACKLOG AT $12,800,000,000, OR $1,000 PER RESIDENT
March 17, 2017

CHICAGO –  The State of Illinois earns a dubious distinction as our bill backlog hits an all-time high of $12.8 billion. 

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FAMILIES OF ILLINOIS' FALLEN HEROES SUFFER FROM STATE'S BUDGET FAILURE
March 16, 2017

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.

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