debt http://northernpublicradio.org en 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