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White County files suit against State of Illinois

White County has become the latest government body to sue the State of Illinois over non-payment of funds.  White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud filed the lawsuit on Thursday at the request of the White County Board.

In a press release, Aud stated that Illinois is failing in its obligation to reimburse the county for portions of the salaries of the State’s Attorney, Public Defender, and Supervisor of Assessments from the Personal Property Tax Replacement fund.

Aud also said that the success of a November lawsuit by St. Clair County helped prompt the legal action, which names Illinois Department of Revenue director Constance Beard and Comptroller Leslie Munger as defendents.  Hamilton, Saline, Franklin, Gallatin, and Union Counties have also filed suit against the state.