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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t used authority to borrow $6 billion to begin making a dent in the backlog of overdue bills that tripled during the budget impasse under the Republican’s watch.

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While Illinois residents should expect to see a smaller paycheck in short order, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says it will takes months for the increased revenue to truly buttress state coffers.

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Comptroller Susana Mendoza appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 23, 2017.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza is processing $8.6 million worth of delayed paychecks, following an order Thursday by Judge Rodolfo Garcia.

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Susana Mendoza delivers her acceptance speech as Illinois' next comptroller. (blueroomstream.com)

Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills exceeds $11 billion. Does Comptroller Susana Mendoza think the state can ever catch up?

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Susana Mendoza delivers her acceptance speech as Illinois' next comptroller. (blueroomstream.com)

In her victory speech Tuesday night, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said she would protect the "fiscal and moral health" of Illinois as the state's check-writer.

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The Democratic and Republican candidates for Illinois Comptroller join us to make the case for why they deserve your vote.

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Susana Mendoza

“I have a history of standing up to leaders in my own party, and a record of working across the aisle, to get things done.” Learn more about this candidate.

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City Clerk Susana Mendoza talks changes to the city's vehicle sticker program.

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Susana Mendoza

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed budget contains a number of controversial ideas, but there's one proposal that has the City Clerk fired up. And depending on the kind of vehicle you drive, you may not like it either. City Clerk Susana Mendoza is here to tell us why.