It seems U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh is not the only suburbanite with child support problems. A Chicago-area newspaper recently looked at child support delinquencies around the state and found that suburban counties are faring worse than the rest of the state.
We've been talking about a recent report that gave some astonishing figures for back child support payments. This year, the total is about $3 billion. Last year, the total was about the same. The year before? About the same.
A recent report showed that non-custodial parents in Illinois owe $3 billion in back child support, about the same amount owed last year and the year before. With the state currently collecting around 58 percent of support payments, child advocates say the picture isn't likely to get better.