Decatur To Charge Illinois Interest On Unpaid Bills

(Decatur, IL)  —  If Decatur is going to have to wait to be paid by the state, the city is going to at least make a little money off the deal.  City Finance Director Gregg Zientara last night said he’s tired of acting as a “bank” for the state when it comes to mass transit operations.  Decatur is looking at a three-percent late payment interest charge on the million dollars the state owes.  Zientara says that could net Decatur an extra 34-thousand dollars a year.