Durbin, Duckworth Issue Budget Warning 

(Washington, DC) — Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are warning Governor Rauner and the leaders of the legislature that the state stands to lose more than two-billion-dollars if there’s no state budget by July 1st. Durbin and Duckworth today sent a letter to the leaders reminding them that without a budget, the state won’t have the legal authority to spend federal funds on more than 700 road projects. Those projects employ some 25-thousand people. The senators’ letter says Illinois can’t afford the costs and further economic damage that a construction shutdown would produce.