Illinois' comptroller is making it clear: Non-profit groups shouldn't be a casualty of the state's financial mess.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka made those remarks at a stop at the Developmental Services Center in Champaign on Tuesday. DSC provides services and programs to those with disabilities and is one of many groups in the state that are facing major funding delays.
Topinka said non-profits like DSC can't be ignored.
Meanwhile, the head of DSC, Dale Morrissey, said the state owes his group more than $1 million, and said because of that delay, many people aren't getting the services they need.
Topinka said non-profit groups that are in danger of shutting down due to late payments should call her office to get bumped up on the priority list.
You can hear Topinka's full remarks here .