APNewsBreak: Billions in Illinois bills not sent for payment

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. David McSweeney, speaks on the House floor at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. A review of Illinois’ $16 billion pile of overdue bills by state Comptroller Susana Mendoza shows that likely half hasn’t been submitted for processing and there’s no way of knowing whether there’s even authority to pay. Republican Rep. McSweeney of Barrington Hills requested the appraisal. He and Democrat Mendoza plans to urge lawmakers to reverse Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation requiring monthly reporting. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)


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