Welcome to Pay Now Illinois
UPDATE: Pay Now Illinois has filed an intent to appeal to the Appellate Court of Illinois 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.
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 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
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