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State Current On Past-due Capitol Utility Bills

Matt Turner

The Springfield utility company that provides electricity to the Illinois capitol and other government buildings says the state is finally current on its past-due bills.  

Springfield City, Water, Light and Power spokeswoman Amber Sabin says the state has paid nearly $19 million in late and current bills. Most of the money was reportedly paid in August.  

Illinois has operated without a budget for more than a year and the state has fallen behind on bill payments to vendors that provide services.  

Springfield's city-owned utility warned state agencies in July that services would be shut off if they didn't pay their bills by Sept. 21.