Illinois Makes Minor Dent In Overdue Bills

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 08/20 2014 11:55AM

Updated 08/20 2014 11:57AM

WTVO/WQRF - The state continues to chip away at its backlog of overdue bills.

The balance now stands at $3.6 billion after state leaders paid off about $300 million.  It comes after last week's announcement that the unemployment rate fell to 6.8% last week, the lowest its been in six years.

Illinois' backlog of bills at one point was $10 billion.  If it can continue the pace it's currently on - the backlog could be paid off in just a few years.

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