New IL law gives state more power to collect child support
Chicago – Governor Rod Blagojevich signed a law Thursday that gives the state more power to legally serve child support notices on noncustodial parents.
Blagojevich also announced the state has collected $1 billion in child support payments so far this year. That's about
half of the amount the Department of Public Aid's Child Support Enforcement Division is seeking to collect.
The governor says the amount is an improvement from previous years. He says it received a boost from a Deadbeat Parents Internet site and a new program that makes it easier for employers to
collect child support through wage withholdings.
The law also makes it easier to make child support payments, by allowing them to be made at currency exchanges.