backlog http://northernpublicradio.org en Comptroller Topinka: Bill Backlog Will Mushroom, Non-Profits Can Help http://northernpublicradio.org/post/comptroller-topinka-bill-backlog-will-mushroom-non-profits-can-help <p>Expect the state to be nine billion dollars behind in paying its bills by the end of the year. That was the grim message <a href="http://www.ioc.state.il.us/">State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka </a>had for a gathering of not-for-profit agencies Monday at <a href="http://www.rockford.edu/?">Rockford University</a>. She’s enlisting their help to find ways to ease the financial pressure on groups that depend on state money to serve their clients.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:04:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 33021 at http://northernpublicradio.org Comptroller Topinka: Bill Backlog Will Mushroom, Non-Profits Can Help Illinois Comptroller Issues Financial Warning http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-comptroller-issues-financial-warning <p>A new report from the state's comptroller finds Illinois' budget hangs in the balance of debt and need. Republican Judy Baar Topinka says companies, organizations and individuals hired by the state will have to wait to get paid. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:37:07 +0000 WNIJ 21440 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Comptroller Issues Financial Warning Budget Watchdog Says Illinois Finances a Mixed Bag http://northernpublicradio.org/post/budget-watchdog-says-illinois-finances-mixed-bag <p>A new report analyzing Illinois' finances has some good news and some bad news. The Chicago-based Civic Federation's report breaks down the latest Illinois budget - which was approved earlier this year. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:15:49 +0000 WNIJ 19518 at http://northernpublicradio.org Budget Watchdog Says Illinois Finances a Mixed Bag