Illinois's financial mess

Last Modified: Fri Jun 30 2017 23:01:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $15 million
    Value of unpaid bills that the state of Illinois is currently grappling with after decades of historic mismanagement.
  • $251 billion
    The unfunded pension liabilities according to an estimate from Moody's. To put that into context, that's more than the combined market value of four major Illinois companies: Boeing, Caterpillar, United Continental and Allstate.
  • 3 years
    In a row that America's fifth-largest state has failed to pass a constitutionally required budget. The financial mess is the result of spending more on pensions and services than the state could afford.