That's according to a report in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper also reports that the state of Illinois is losing ground in current collections, taking in about 58 percent of the child support that's currently due.
Experts say unemployment and underemployment are a significant part of the problem.
The Illinois Healthcare and Family Services Department's Child Support Services Division says 57 percent of the non-custodial parents that are among their clients have no income. And officials with the division say 28 percent have reported income of less than $30,000 annually.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index