The City of Canton is feeling the effects of the state budget impasse. City officials say the state owes more than $600,000 in unpaid water bills at Illinois River Correctional Center.
Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) says he made an emergency call to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner over the weekend.
Unes called the situation “unacceptable.” Unes says the City could expect to receive an initial $100,000 this week. Discussions on future payments are ongoing.