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July 05, 2017


Hi, Dennis. From what I understand, it was simply a processing situation. I believe that another state office in Illinois (I think it is the comptroller's office?) is involved in the process of checks being issued from state accounts. Without a state budget, the comptroller's office did not have the authority/ability to continue its work, so therefore, some lottery prize checks could not be issued. Now that the state budget has been approved, things can resume as normal.

I'm confused. How is it that Illinois cannot pay lottery prizes. Is that not a separate fund, HA HA. It is unfortunate that at all levels of government, money is diverted away from its intended use to other expenditures, spent before it's in hand, and when something unforeseen happens, the money in funds that should be secure seem to be short. Power corrupts, politicians have power, sooo?

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