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Cash Strapped Illinois: Can't do the "Impossible" on Paying

The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should “not mean doing the impossible” amid one of the nation’s worst budgetary crises.
That plea came in a U.S. court filing in Chicago days after Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman told officials to explain why they hadn’t met a deadline she set for last week for some payments. She could rule next week on holding Illinois in contempt based on the explanation.
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