SPRINGFIELD -- An unusual surge in tax collections coming into the state in April allowed Illinois to make substantial payments to a number of vendors, including social-service agencies, but the state comptroller is warning officials not to get...
FREEPORT — Jake Olberding enrolled at Highland Community College thinking it would be an affordable higher education option, but he’ll pay more for tuition this fall because his school is squeezed by Illinois’ $5.8 billion backlog...
There are many great places to camp and fish in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources manages 324 state parks, fish and wildlife areas, state forests and other sites. Here is a list of a dozen state sites ranked by the amount of...
Although delayed payments from the state are to be expected these days, university officials say the predictability doesn’t make it any easier. Nearly 11 months into this fiscal year, Illinois’ nine public universities have received...
Cynthia Torres was one of more than 6,700 Rockford-area residents served last year by La Voz Latina, but the outlook the agency isn’t as rosy now. The nonprofit has lost roughly one-third of its annual funding, due in large part to a...
In early 2002, former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes warned about the deteriorating condition of state finances. In March, Hynes warned that the bill backlog had hit $1.2 billion, which he said was the largest in the state’s history. Eleven...
Deadbeat Illinois: With a little under half of its overall operating budget being held up in Springfield, the Knox County Council for Developmental Disabilities has had to get creative to stay afloat. About $2 million of the Galesburg group’s...
Deadbeat Illinois: Social-service agencies get temporary respite
Jun 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Medicaid delays, reductions play role in drug store closure
Jun 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Deadbeat Illinois: Students pay when state stiffs community colleges
Jun 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Take your pick of the top places to camp, fish in Illinois
May 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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May 22, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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May 21, 2013 at 8:09 PM
Deadbeat Illinois: Universities get fraction of what they're due
May 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM
State bill backlog decreases for Canton
May 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Deadbeat Illinois: State's bill backlog hinders Latino agency
May 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Illinois’ multi-billion dollar bill backlog goes back a decade
May 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM
3 more suspects arrested in Boston Marathon bombings
May 1, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Galesburg agency makes cuts, borrows money to survive