The head of a coalition of social service agencies says she’s disappointed the state of Illinois is arguing in court it doesn’t have to fully pay for its contracts.
Last year during the Illinois state budget impasse - social service agencies weren’t paid.
But they continued to do contract work. A recent stopgap budget partially paid for that work.
But now - nearly 100 organizations that provide services for at-risk youth or finds housing for low income people, are suing the state for full payment.
Andrea Durbin leads one of those organizations.