State facilities owe City of Chester more than $1M in utilities

State facilities owe Chester over a million dollars in utilities

CHESTER, IL (KFVS) - Illinois state facilities in Chester owe more than a million dollars in utilities which include gas, water and sewer.

The Menard Correctional Center and Chester Mental Health Center owe $1,360,389 according to Chester's City Clerk Bethany Burner.

The Menard Correctional Center owes most of the debt totaling $1,198,725. The correctional center paid for July, Aug., Sept., and Oct., but has not paid anything since November of 2015.

The City of Chester has not received a single payment for almost an entire year, since July of 2015 from the Chester Mental Health Center.

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