Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight deadline, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Madigan said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he heard reliably that the district would be able to make the payment. His statement came after the sponsor of a bill to extend the deadline for payment said she would not call a vote because she didn't "have the votes" to pass the legislation.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel previously said Chicago Public Schools was at a "breaking point" and did not have the money to make the payment.
It is not clear how the district made the payment and where the money came from.