65,000 Ill. Employees Might Miss a Payday WednesdayIll. Attorney General says the comptroller can’t pay workers if there’s not an approved budget to pay them from.
Gov. Rauner: Ill. Government Shutdown Will Not HappenRauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.
Shutdown Affected Us In Ways We Did Not SeeOur food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete.
Missouri GOP House Members Voted Against Deal to Reopen GovernmentOn the brink of a debt default, Congress finally approved a plan late Wednesday evening to temporarily end the shutdown, but nearly every Missouri Republican in Congress voted against the deal.
UPDATE: GOP Senator Says Deal In Hand To Avoid DefaultA Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
TIAM: What Will Happen If The Government Defaults?What to do when the money runs out.
Charlie Brennan - Tuesday, October 15th - Damian Paletta on Gov't Shutdown; Linda Ricci and David Mirikitani on Warriors for Heroes; Albert Pujols Lawsuit Agst. Jack Clark; 28th in Series on Growing Entrepreneurism in STL RegionCharlie and Debbie talk with Damian Paletta of the Wall Street Journal about the gov't shutdown; Charlie talks with Al Watkins, att'y for former Cards player Jack Clark, who is being sued by Albert Pujols over "juicing" comments he made about Pujols; and with Rory Paul, CEO of Volt Aerial Robotics.
Hancock and Kelly: Obamacare, Government Shutdown, Rebuilding North St. Louis
Donors Chip In To Help Programs Hurt By Shutdown Across the country, donors big and small are opening their wallets to help keep afloat programs that protect people in need as the government shutdown persists. A pair of Texas philanthropists pledged up to $10 million to help Head Start programs for poor children hurt by the shutdown. A university in New Hampshire decided to offer scholarships to active-duty military personnel whose tuition assistance has been switched off by the shutdown. And in Arkansas, people have been donating to Our House.
Ann Wagner: There is Nothing Off the TableEighteen republicans, including local Congresswoman Ann Wagner, met at the White House Thursday night about how to reopen the government.
Shutdown Spawns Vacuum In Farm Market Information Since the U.S. Agriculture Department's local farm services offices also have been shuttered, farmers can't apply for new loans, sign up acreages for government programs or receive government checks for programs they're already enrolled in. And at a time when researchers who are seeking new wheat varieties and plant traits should be planting experimental plots, all work has ground to a halt.
Midwest Republicans: Don't Blame Us For The ShutdownRepublicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the national parks and put 800,000 workers on the street: They had nothing to do with it. Please don't blame them.