SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WJPF) — Nearly $240 million dollars has been collected through a new state tax amnesty program.

Over $60 million of that funding will go to local governments.

The amnesty program was proposed by Governor JB Pritzker and implemented as part of last year’s budget. It allowed qualified residents to pay off any outstanding state liability incurred between July 2011 and July 2018 and have the corresponding penalties and interest forgiven