Late-Payment Penalties Cost Illinois Over $900M in 6 YearsOfficials from the governor's office said in February that they'd be willing to explore the idea of borrowing money to reduce the bill backlog if the Legislature passed a balanced budget.
Illinois Backlog of Overdue Bills to Reach $10 BillionMost bills are paid in the order they are received, but some social service agencies are moved to the front of the line.
Illinois' Past-Due Bills Climb Once MoreIllinois' comptroller says the state's backlog of unpaid bills is growing again. The backlog has now grown to about $8.8 billion.
Illinois Has Backlog For Firearm Owner PermitsIllinois State Police received more than 28,600 applications for FOID cards during April.

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