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Overdue Bills Could Soon Consume Half Of State Revenue

May 9, 2017

The Chicago Civic Federation said Illinois has never really dug its way out of the Great Recession.
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A nonpartisan research group said Illinois’ desperate financial condition is getting even worse.

The Civic Federation of Chicago said unless something is done soon, by next year the state’s pile of unpaid bills could consume half of all new tax revenue.

The group has published an 86-page report outlining where it thinks Illinois ought to go.