Illinois' top fiscal officer says state agencies need about one billion dollars to get through the remaining fiscal year. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state needs more money for programs such as child welfare and workers' compensation.
The city of Dixon may be out 20-million dollars more than originally thought in the case against its former comptroller. Federal prosecutors have now charged Rita Crundwell with stealing 53-million dollars over the past 22 years. In the original complaint against Crundwell, she was accused of embezzling an estimated 30-million since 2006 to “support her lavish lifestyle.”