Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in far north suburban Lake County to cancel this year’s Independence Day celebration.
In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
Unless a deal is reached by Friday, the nation faces massive automatic government spending cuts.
Mayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.