COMPTROLLER LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka launched a new mobile application this morning on social media that will put taxpayer and vendor payment information right at their fingertips.

Topinka explained Illinois Pays during a video release announcement today.  

“Illinois Pays gives you quick and easy access to the latest news and announcements from the Comptroller’s Office,” said Topinka.  “It also allows vendors to set up the app to view the most recent payments we have deposited in their bank accounts.”

This new FREE mobile application is available now at the Apple and Google Play stores.

IL Pays is part of Topinka’s ongoing effort to make state government more transparent and accessible to taxpayers. In launching the Ledger, she enabled residents to click their way through everything from the state’s daily bill backlog numbers to state agency budgets and employee salaries. She then launched the Warehouse, a comprehensive database that puts Local Government financial information and tens of thousands of records at a single location for taxpayer review. Earlier this year, Topinka’s office included an insert in tax refund envelopes providing residents with state spending and bill backlog information in addition to making tax refund information easily accessible at the Comptroller’s MyRefund website.

“It is important that we do everything possible to ensure that state and local government finances are transparent and easy to find,” added Topinka.  “And as I’ve said before, we’re not finished yet. So stay tuned.”