Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Court of Claims
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
General Claims $ 32,761.1 6.0 $ 32,800.9 23.0
Crime Victims Compensation $ 5,849.3 6.0 $ 6,441.6 6.0
Non-Reporting Programs
Interfund Cash Transfers  $ 10,511.1 2.0 $ 0.0 N/A
Lump Sum Operations  $ 1,533.8 3.0 $ 1,623.0 3.0
Totals $ 50,655.3 17.0 $ 40,865.5 32.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The Court of Claims adjudicates claims made against the State of Illinois. General claims consist of lapsed appropriations, torts and property damage, contractual disputes, unlawful imprisonments, and payments to public safety employees and active military personnel killed in the line of duty. The Court also adjudicates claims made by victims of violent crimes to be compensated for medical bills, funeral bills, lost wages, etc., that result from the crime. The maximum award under this program is $27,000 per victim of crime. This program is funded by the General Revenue Fund and a federal grant allocation made to the state equaling 60 percent of the funds spent by the state.