No IL budget shuts down organization

The state of Illinois is currently operating without a budget

By Alice Kang | akang@whbf.com

Published 07/02 2015 07:36AM

Updated 07/02 2015 07:36AM

The state of Illinois is currently operating without a budget.  And best case scenario? There won't be one until next week since lawmakers have returned home for the holiday weekend.They tried to adopt a limited spending plan Wednesday that would have kept essential services running through July but no deal was reached.  

Now local organizations are starting to worry about funding.

Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living in Sterling is calling for your help Wednesday.

The facility is a nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities and their mission statement is to “promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities.”

They have a contract with the state and with no budget in place, they are having to temporarily close their office and lay off staff.  

They're asking you to call your legislators and tell your story of why these services are important.  Until then, their fate remains up in the air.

Northwestern Illinois center for Independent Living says the will open as soon as they can.

They are having a press conference at 2 today to talk about how this crisis is affecting them. This budget battle is far from over in Illinois and we'll keep you constantly connected to the capitol at Local 4.

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