FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Decem­ber 23, 2015

Union Coun­ty Sues State Over Late Payments

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Union Coun­ty has filed a law­suit against the State of Illi­nois regard­ing late pay­ments by the State to Union Coun­ty gov­ern­ment.  The suit, filed in the Cir­cuit Court of Union Coun­ty, names the Direc­tor of the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Rev­enue and the Comp­trol­ler and seeks imme­di­ate pay­ment to the Union Coun­ty Gen­er­al Fund of funds already col­lect­ed by the State of Illi­nois which are due and owing to the Coun­ty under exist­ing state law.  Since the start of the State fis­cal year in July 2015, the State has failed to trans­fer tax mon­ey col­lect­ed by the State to the Coun­ty.  This trans­fer is man­dat­ed by state law to reim­burse coun­ties for the cost of employ­ing cer­tain elect­ed and appoint­ed officials.

The mat­ter is set for an ini­tial court date of Jan­u­ary 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jonesboro.

A copy of the County’s Com­plaint is attached to this release.