Cuts to Public Defender's Office Could Cost Taxpayers MoreFederal Public Defender Lee Lawless says that may reduce spending at their end but the delays they cause keep suspects waiting in jail cells paid for by the U.S. Marshal's Office.
Illinois Lawmakers Take Pay CutGov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.
Scott AFB Civilian Workers To Get Furlough NoticesThose exempted from the furloughs include firefighters and others who hold jobs are considered essential for safety and security.
Illinoisans Brace for Federal Cuts, FurloughsUncertainty 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.

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