Ill. Panel Won't Force Budgetless State To Pay Social Services

Law360, Springfield (June 15, 2017, 7:05 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court refused Thursday to force the state to pay a coalition of 61 human service agencies that have gone without state support for the nearly two years Illinois has operated without a budget.

Illinois' First District Appellate Court affirmed a lower court ruling that rejected all the claims brought by the human service providers, which had sued last year as a collective called Pay Now Illinois. Similar lawsuits brought by other groups of human service providers have resulted in court orders forcing the state to pay for its end of contracts with agencies.

But in this case, the...

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