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 Senate Approves Plan to Spend $5B in Federal FundsIllinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march.''
Social Service Agencies in Illinois Stock Up for WinterThey picked from $1.1 million in coats, boots, and other cold-weather gear from a state surplus warehouse in Springfield, Illinois Monday.

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