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     January 10, 2018      #40-9 a2z
 
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Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza makes a point during an interview at at the Daily Journal offices.
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Bill backlog brings criticism from comptroller

Allison Shapiro
ashapiro@daily-journal.com

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, is crowned the 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair on Sunday in Springfield.

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza has a chart she likes to show people. It's a simple graph, charting the growth of the Illinois general fund backlog over time – money due to nursing homes, colleges, social service providers, local governments and other organizations across the state.

The graph starts in 2011, with Illinois facing nearly $8 billion in unpaid bills. The backlog decreased steadily over former Gov. Pat Quinn's second term, reaching $5 billion by the time Gov. Bruce Rauner took office. Under Rauner, it climbed again to a high of almost $17 billion.

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair.

Allison Shapiro
ashapiro@daily-journal.com

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, is crowned the 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair on Sunday in Springfield.

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza has a chart she likes to show people. It's a simple graph, charting the growth of the Illinois general fund backlog over time – money due to nursing homes, colleges, social service providers, local governments and other organizations across the state.

The graph starts in 2011, with Illinois facing nearly $8 billion in unpaid bills. The backlog decreased steadily over former Gov. Pat Quinn's second term, reaching $5 billion by the time Gov. Bruce Rauner took office. Under Rauner, it climbed again to a high of almost $17 billion.

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair.

Allison Shapiro
ashapiro@daily-journal.com

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, is crowned the 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair on Sunday in Springfield.

La Contralora Estatal Susana Mendoza tiene un cuadro que le gusta mostrar a la gente. Es un gráfico simple que registra el crecimiento de la acumulación de fondos generales de Illinois a lo largo del tiempo: dinero debido a hogares de ancianos, universidades, proveedores de servicios sociales, gobiernos locales y otras organizaciones en todo el estado.

El gráfico comienza en 2011, con Illinois enfrentando casi $ 8 mil millones en cuentas impagas. El retraso acumulado disminuyó constantemente durante el segundo mandato del ex gobernador Pat Quinn, alcanzando $ 5 mil millones para ...

Samantha Hasselbring, of Cissna Park, was named 2018 Miss Illinois County Fair.
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