I don't tell you anything you don't already know when I say, Illinois is broke. Illinois is the first state in eight decades (that's 80 years!) to go without an annual budget. Reports show that Illinois has acquired around $10 billion in unpaid bills.
Who is to blame?
“If you wish to be a critic of me, then you would blame everything that’s happened in the state for the last several years on me. Some do that. I don’t choose to be so negative.”
Michael Madigan, Illinois House Speaker