Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon also used in this report.
A plan to collect money from Illinois tax deadbeats produced more than expected.
Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Monday that offering delinquent taxpayers a chance to pay up without punishment brought in $314 million. It was originally expected to produce about $250 million.
Experts believe much of that overdue tax money would have been collected eventually. The amnesty program simply brought it in faster.