As Illinois' budget impasse continues, the lack of funding for government agencies and the organizations they support is starting to take a toll. Check out the map below that shows where the effects of the Illinois state government shutdown are being felt. Click on individual markers to see more about each specific location, and check back as we continuously update the map.
One organization in particular that is feeling the pain of the budget shutdown is Children's Home + Aid, which receives 85 percent of its funding from the state, including the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The group provides emergency child care, parenting classes, after school programs and other service to kids and families in Illinois. Director of Communications Jassen Strokosch said the organization has had to limit the number of new families they accept into its programs, the hours facilities are open and the number of staff openings that can be filled because of the budget shutdown. Get the whole story about Children's Home + Aid at Reboot Illinois.