Illinois has had its share of financial problems, but the unpaid bills have dropped down to $3 billion. “We’re able to pay more bills that kind of takes 2 or 3 billion down,” state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.
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Topinka says that she expects the amount of unpaid bills to go back up to about $7 billion. “By the fiscal year ending, we’ll be right back up there,” Topinka said.