Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS) filed claim against decedent's estate for reimbursement of Medicaid expenses. Five-year "catch-all" statute of limitations in Section 13-505 of Code of Civil Procedure does not bar claims by government to recover public money. State's claim asserts a public right, to recover public funds paid to a citizen in the form of public healthcare benefits. State may extend a perfected lien indefinitely simply by filing notice of its intent to do so every five years.
(WRIGHT and CARTER, concurring.)