Unpaid Bills Continue To Pile Up For Illinois

Unpaid Bills Continue To Pile Up For Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation’s worst budget crisis, and $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills hadn’t even been sent to the official who writes the checks by the end of June. Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s office says many of those unprocessed bills have since been paid but a similar amount have replaced them. Another $9 billion worth of checks are being delayed because the state lacks the money to pay them.