PEORIA, Ill -- State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka stopped in Peoria Friday, highlighting the challenges facing not-for-profits in Illinois.
In her last quarterly report released in November, Topinka said the state has $4.6 billion in unpaid bills. That massive backlog causes a delay in payments to nonprofits like the Crittenton Centers in Peoria.
A large portion of the Crittenton Centers budget comes from the state. Topinka says, after mandatory payments. not-for-profits are first on her list for funding.
"I want to make sure you can get as much as you can get, when you can get it, when I have it to give," Topinka said. "It's just a matter of, when our economy improves, it will get better."
The Crittenton Centers have been supporting children and families in Central Illinois since 1892.