Illinois counties owe over 1 million after state overpaid them
By KMOV staff
Springfield, IL (KMOV) - St. Clair and Madison Counties owe a combined over $1 million after the state overpaid them.
The Department of Revenue has overpaid around $168 million to cities, counties and school districts since 2014. Now, the state wants the overpaid funds back.
In St. Clair County, $72,000 was overpaid to Belleville, $23,000 to Cahokia and over $500,000 to East St. Louis.
In Madison County, Illinois gave Granite City nearly $400,000, Alton about $214,000, Collinsville a little more than $39,000 and Edwardsville about $27,000 in overpayment.
The state also overpaid the Granite City School District by more than $1 million.
Majority of local governments say the overpaid funds will be paid back by taxpayers.