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Thank you for the information and your question. Assuming that you worked as an independent contractor and not a W-2 employee, you would have to file suit against the Company for the money you are owed if they refuse to pay. If you are willing to cut your claim to $10K, you can actually do this yourself without the assistance of an attorney through small claims court. Illinois, which would be the jurisdiction you would have to file in has a 10K limit for small claims. If you want the entire amount, then you would have to hire an attorney to file in regular district court since the procedural rules are much more complex.
If you were actually a W-2 employee, you could file a wage claim with the State of Illinois.
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