Illinois has billions of dollars worth of unpaid bills.  But Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she's cutting checks right away to businesses impacted by the floods.  She says the check is just a phone call away.

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She says companies that have first responders on the front lines of flood recovery should call her office if the state owes them money.  The Comptroller's Office can be reached at 217-782-6000.

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