86
      Sunday
      94 / 74
      Monday
      88 / 73
      Tuesday
      84 / 68

      Quinn says more layoffs possible with shutdown

      Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown continues the state will have to lay off more workers whose paychecks come from federal funding.

      Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown continues the state will have to lay off more workers whose paychecks come from federal funding.

      Illinois has already issued nearly 100 such temporary layoffs. They include employees with the state Department of Military Affairs, economic analysts at the Illinois Department of Employment Security and employees with the Labor Department who handle workplace safety inspections.

      Quinn sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner a letter Monday, urging an end to the shutdown.

      Quinn told reporters on Monday that whether you're a Republican or Democrat, it's a "severe blow" to the economy of Illinois.