FILE - In this July 29, 2011 file photo, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rutherford is of the few people with a foot in each camp when it comes to ... more 
FILE - In this July 29, 2011 file photo, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rutherford is of the few people with a foot in each camp when it comes to reducing Illinois’ huge backlog of unpaid bills.  In May, Rutherford sharply condemned the idea of taking on more debt and threatened to lobby credit-rating agencies to reject the borrowing if Illinois were to go that direction. But in September, he told the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce that not paying bills is “criminal” and it might be feasible to borrow money to pay them. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green, File
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 3:07 PM EDT