Illinois Federal Worker Burning Through Savings To Pay For Medical Needs Of Son With AutismIf the partial government shutdown doesn't end Tuesday, some 800,000 federal workers will miss another paycheck on Friday, marking the second time federal workers have gone without pay since the shutdown began 32 days ago.
Jon Bon Jovi’s New Jersey Restaurant Offering Free Meals To Furloughed Workers And Their Families Monday“Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wanted to ensure that anyone struggling with food insecurity had a place to go.”
TSA Screener Sick-Outs Hit 10 Percent Over Holiday WeekendSunday's 10 percent absence rate indicates that more than 3,000 airport screeners missed work. TSA has 51,000 screeners, and a spokesman said that about 33,000 work on any given day.
Where Employees Affected By The Government Shutdown Can Find Assistance And Special OffersFurloughed employees can show their valid federal ID and take advantage of free and discounted items and services during the current government shutdown.
Almost 1,200 Immigration Cases In Illinois Canceled Due To Government Shutdown, Buying Immigrants More Time Almost 1,200 immigration cases in Illinois have been canceled since the government shutdown. More than 42,000 cases have been canceled around the country. 
Airbnb Offers Program To Support Federal Employees During Government ShutdownThe program will give up to $110 extra to any federal worker who hosts an Airbnb Experience or has guests for three nights in their home before March 18. 
Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs To Make Ends MeetThe hundreds of thousands of out-of-work government employees have more options than in past shutdowns given the rise of the so-called "gig economy" that has made an entire workforce out of people doing home vacation rentals and driving for companies like Uber, Lyft and Postmates.
Pawn Shop Owner Says He Sees 10-20 Federal Employees Every Day During ShutdownTwenty-four days into the government shutdown, a local pawn shop owner says he sees 10 to 20 federal employees come in each day in order to continue feeding their families and paying their bills. 
Number Of Absent Airport Security Screeners Soars In Shutdown"If I was a government worker, yes, I would probably call in and try to do something else because creditors don't care if you're furloughed or not."
Food Banks Helping Government Employees With Free GroceriesFood is distributed at Care for Real Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Federal Workers Struggle As Now Longest Ever Government Shutdown ContinuesCongress passed a bill Friday that will give workers affected by the government shutdown back pay when the shutdown ends. President Trump says he'll sign it.