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...
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