The safety of southern Illinoisans could be put at risk if congressional budget cuts force federal prosecutors to take extended furlough days, the U.S. attorney for the region said.
The National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.
The airport is one of five in Illinois that are set to lose federal funding for control towers under the across-the-board government budget cuts.
The Pentagon said Thursday that the delay will give officials time to analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts.
In Collinsville the school board voted Monday night to eliminate 16 full-time and three part-time teaching positions starting next school year.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a list of 238 airports were control towers could be closed as a result of budget cuts.
Uncertainty abounds about what could happen in Illinois if federal lawmakers in Washington don’t do something to avert automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday.
Superintendent Keith Marty says parents showed little-to-no problem with the cuts.
Tax intended to offset budget cuts in social service programs.
If automatic budget cuts are triggered in January, Missouri stands to lose 51-thousand jobs.