Illinois State Comptroller News

Appeals court: Comptroller can't embargo over $1M from cash-strapped Harvey at pension fund's request

By Cook County Record | Apr 17, 2018

A state appeals court has, for now, ordered Illinois’ state comptroller to release its hold on more than $1 million in Illinois tax disbursements the financially troubled city of Harvey says it needs to meet its payroll, including paychecks for its police and firefighters, but which the state says it is required to seize and steer to retired Harvey municipal workers.

IOU balloon: State limits Lottery payouts to $600 or less

By Mark Fitton | Oct 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Lottery players who hit a winner worth more than $600 will have to settle for a promise. As of Thursday, retailers will still pay out winners of $600 or less from their cash registers, but winners of bigger amounts will have to wait until the state has a budget.

After losing override battle in Springfield, state workers seek arbitration from Judge LeChien

By The Madison County Record | Sep 25, 2015

State employees who failed to succeed with legislation placing their contract negotiations in the hands of an arbitrator now aim to achieve that objective in St. Clair County. On Sept. 17, they asked Circuit Judge Robert LeChien to maintain the status quo in litigation pending arbitration of the state’s authority to lay off employees.

State only paying out Lottery prizes of less than $25,000

By Mark Fitton | Aug 31, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Win the Lottery? You might want to hold off on that new bass boat, dream house or even paying off any big debts.

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