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Judge tosses out lawsuit filed by Illinois Valley social service groups against the state

Posted by wlpo on September 1, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state.

The Cook County judge tossed the lawsuit after oral arguments Wednesday, saying the issue belongs in a higher court. Nearly 100 social service providers including North Central Behavioral Health Systems in La Salle and the Youth Service Bureau of the Illinois Valley sued in May over fallout from the state’s unprecedented budget stalemate. They argue that the state breached its service contracts and they’re owed roughly $160 million.

The lawsuit names Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the heads of state agencies.

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