VAP Founder Donates 60K Masks to Cook County Jail

“Los Angeles Clippers star Joakim Noah and Chicago businessman and political insider Brian Hynes teamed up to donate 60,000 masks to Cook County Jail. Noah, who used to play for the Bulls and was a neighbor to Hynes, still has a strong connection to Chicago.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Vendor Payment Program (VPP)? The Vendor Payment Program or “VPP” is a State program started in December of 2012. The voluntary program is designed to expedite the time frame of payments to State vendors and service providers. Participation is simple, secure, and vendors receive 100% value of their receivables free of cost.[…]

State vendors turn to “qualified purchasers”

“Vendors doing business with the state can turn to “qualified purchasers” for money when Illinois does not pay.” “When the state of Illinois spends money it does not have, who makes up the difference?”…

“One-of-its-kind” program averts shutdown of essential services

“The one-of-its-kind, bill-payment program seeks to avert the nightmare scenario for a state in the worst financial shape in the country: a shutdown of essential services such as employee health insurance, a disruption of prison food supplies or mothballing of state trooper cars in need of fuel and maintenance.” Reuters Dave McKinney – Karen Pierog[…]