State of Illinois’ Springfield utility bills piling up again

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state is again racking up unpaid utility bills for its Springfield offices as Illinois nears two years without a full budget. City Water, Light and Power spokeswoman Amber Sabin says Illinois owes about $3.5 million in past-due payments. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the state was as much as $12 million behind on its electricity and water bills last year.