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Author Topic: Illinois Prisons Returning 5 Semi-Trucks After Failing To Pay $17K On Contract  (Read 1339 times)

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Offline me

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Illinois prisons returning 5 semi-trucks after failing to pay $17,000 on contract



SPRINGFIELD, Illinois The Illinois Department of Corrections says it will return five semi-trucks to a company that has walked away from a contract after the state failed to pay.

The Larson Group agreed to six-year contract in 2010 to lease five trucks to the agency for $68,000 a year. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1kRwI5y ) that the company decided to walk away from the contract a year early because department said it owes more than $17,000.

An IDOC offshoot called Illinois Correctional Industries used the trucks. IDOC spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the agency is scheduled to return the trucks Thursday. They are parked at a warehouse in Lincoln.

The company didn't immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

The move comes as the state remains without a budget for the fiscal year.

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/fc6f53e75df447ad92aed7b8e0b070c0/IL--Illinois-Budget-Trucks

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Interestlingly, this is probably the only part of IDOC that brings in any money. . . or saves them money. 

Also compare that to the lottery.   I hear they were not paying out for that -is that still true?
And on a national level, Social Security, for example.

Well anyway - - THIS is what happens when they put all the money into the "general fund" so they (the legislators) can just spend it all however they want to.    These both should have been in separate funds. 

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 :wc72: It has been on the news that lottery winners above  600.00$ will get an IOU from the State of Illinois.