Pay Now Illinois

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UPDATE: Pay Now Illinois has motioned for a direct appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court following the August 31 decision by the Circuit Court of Cook County to deny plaintiffs’ motions for preliminary and permanent injunction and grant the defendants’ motions to dismiss the Pay Now Illinois lawsuit against the Governor, Comptroller, and seven state department heads.

Click here to read the list of plaintiffs who are appealing the August 31 court decision, and here to read the Motion for Direct Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, October 20. 

We are a coalition of 97 human and social service agencies serving Illinois' most vulnerable populations. We are seeking payment of more than $161 million from the state for more than a year of work performed under signed contracts.

PAY NOW ILLINOIS NEEDS TO BE PAID. IT'S JUST GOOD BUSINESS.

Pay Now Illinois coalition members have been working, but we haven't been paid since July 1, 2015.

The state's failure to pay its bills has far reaching impact for everyone in the state, because it creates a negative and uncertain business environment. Who would want to do business in a state that doesn't pay its bills? And, because of the lack of payment, human and social service agencies have been forced to reduce staff and cancel programs, leaving our clients without the critical services that they need and deserve. The result is less healthy, less vibrant communities throughout Illinois.

On May 4, Pay Now Illinois filed a lawsuit against the governor and several state agencies. Click here to read the lawsuit.

Click here to read the State's Response to the Motion for Direct Appeal, October 26

Click here to read the Coalition's October 20 press release

Click here to read the Motion for Direct Appeal to Supreme Court, October 20

Click here to read the Request for Preparation of Record on Appeal, October 4

Click here to read the Third Amended Notice of Appeal, September 30

Click here to read the Coalition's August 31 press release

Click here to read the State's Reply in Support of their Motion to Dismiss, August 25

Click here to read the Plaintiffs' Combined Memorandom in Response to the State's Motion to Dismiss, August 19

The following exhibits are referenced in the case:

Exhibit 1 is related to the 2015 AFSCME case, August 19

Exihibit 2 is related to the Supreme Court ruling in July 2015, August 19

Exhibit 3 is from the Department of Aging saying Stop Gap is not a budget, August 19

Click here to read the State's Motion to Dismiss, August 12

Click here to read the Third Amended Complaint, July 20

Click here to read the Renewed Motion for Preliminary Injunction, July 20

Click here to read the Motion for Leave to File the Third Amended Complaint, July 12

Click here to read the June 17 Amended Complaint

Click here to read The Shriver Center Amicus Brief filed on behalf of Pay Now Illinois, May 26

Click here to read the Pay Now Illinois Coalition May 25 press release

Click here to read the May 25 Motion to File Amended Complaint

Click here to read the May 25 Amended Complaint

Click here to see which agencies are members of the Pay Now Illinois Coalition

Click here to read the Pay Now Illinois Coalition May 4 press release

Follow us on Twitter @PayNowIllinois

www.paynowillinois.org

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