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'Deadbeat Illinois' makes entry in Broken Budgets coverage

Monday, October 17, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Sellers-Earl
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The Illinois Associated Press and several of the state's newspapers have joined forces to produce "Deadbeat Illinois," a series of stories that began Sunday and tell the story of the state not paying its bills.

It's the latest statewide project in the AP-APME Broken Budgets initiative, detailing fiscal crises in governments across the country.

Click to read the main story, played across the state.

At left, the  front page from the State Journal Register in Springfield, Ill., presenting the full series and stories by member papers. 

Click to download the full-sized PDF

See the coverage online at

Congratulations to the Illinois AP and member papers for raising the bar in Broken Budgets reporting.

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