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Legal Fight Continues Between Social Service Agencies And State Over Funding

State of Illinois

61 social service agencies are continuing their legal fight over the Illinois budget impasse.

The social services suing the State of Illinois do a range of work from consulting victims of rape to helping senior citizens who live at home.

They all had a contract with the state to do that work.

And they say because there’s been no full state budget, they’re owed money, and there’s “no coherent rationale” for the state’s failure to pay them.

Earlier, a Cook County judge disagreed and ruled the state did not have to pay up.

Attorneys for the state argued judges don’t have the power to create a budget, lawmakers and the governor do that.

But the governor and Democratic leaders have not been negotiating a new state budget at all.

The current spending plan expires in nine days.

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