Debt Illinois College Students Call for Action on National Debt By Illinois News Connection • Jan 15, 2020 Illinois News Connection Some Illinois college students are part of a growing movement to raise awareness of the $23 trillion national debt and brainstorm solutions. Williamson County Looks to Recover Millions of Dollars By Brad Palmer • Sep 12, 2016 Williamson County is turning to a third party to help it collect 15 million dollars in debt from the past 20 years. Illinois Adds More Than $600 Million In Debt Not Processed Through Comptroller's Office By Illinois Public Radio & Sarah Mueller • May 18, 2016 Illinois is racking up more debt than even its comptroller knows about. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of bills are awaiting payment. They're part of a little known program that has lawmakers asking questions.