By - cb4il

Illinois’ Late Fees Skyrocket Over Past 3 Years

Northern Public Radio

I have no doubts that this information will be used during the election to paint the governor as the cause of Illinois’ financial woes. $1 billion in late fees within three years is absolutely horrendous, don’t get me wrong, but I lay the blame at the feet of both sides of the isle for not bringing an end to the budget standoff until we were under threat of junk bond status. If Illinois were on a stronger financial footing perhaps we could negotiate some of these fees down, in exchange for settling these long-standing bills. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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