State says it's fielding 5,000 calls a week from creditors
from Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois faces a bill backlog and cash shortage so severe, the state comptroller’s office juggles 5,000 calls a week from vendors asking for their money. The competing demands for a piece of the state’s financial pie as it muddles through a budget crisis have kept the comptroller’s office from complying with a court order to pay for services for developmentally disabled adults on time, lawyers for the state told a federal judge.
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