The city of Champaign wrote 1,730,174.78 worth of checks to vendors during the period of Jan. 14 to Jan. 27. The city council approved the payments this week (delayed one week because of a canceled meeting).
Smallest check was $1.56 for AT&T long distance, and the biggest -- by far -- was $586,525.80 to Health Alliance for employees' health insurance.
By the way, if you've noticed and are wondering why the number I use in these blog posts doesn't match the number on the cover page of the voucher reports, that's because city staff make adjustments to avoid double counting payments they also include as part of the payroll expense. I don't use the payroll expense here, so I take the number from the bottom of the last page, which is the sum of every check in the report. It is, in every sense of the phrase, the bottom line.