Illinois Offers $100 Million In Loans To Federal WorkersState officials are offering $100 million in loans to federal workers going without paychecks during a record 33-day government shutdown.
"Do It With A Smile On Your Face And No Money In Your Pocket": Shutdown Leaves Federal Employees Without PayOn day five of the federal government’s partial shutdown, around 420,000 essential federal employees are still working without pay and many are not at all happy about it.
Shutdown To Cut Office Overseeing Federal Food Stamps By 95%As the government shutdown loomed over the holidays, heads of federal agencies and departments overseeing health and public assistance services tweeted that, regardless of what was happening in Washington, they were attending, as much as possible, to business as usual.
Federal Workers Who Got Unemployment During Shutdown Must Pay It BackFederal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.
Durbin: Republican Strategy On Shutdown Was 'A Complete Disaster'After helping negotiate a bipartisan deal to end the partial federal government shutdown, and extend the debt limit, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he hopes House Republicans learned a lesson: "this is unacceptable."
Congressman Foster Frustrated With Lack Of Action To Reopen GovernmentSuburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.
Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. HospitalWith the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.
Federal Employees, Aid Recipients Brace For ShutdownThousands of Chicago area people -- from aid recipients to federal employees -- fear that a budget impasse in Washington will affect their lives here.