government shutdown http://wuis.org en Government Shutdown Early Campaign Fodder http://wuis.org/post/government-shutdown-early-campaign-fodder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A day into the federal government shutdown, it&#39;s already turning into campaign fodder for next year&#39;s election.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:59:04 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10084 at http://wuis.org Government Shutdown Early Campaign Fodder U.S. Attorney: Shutdown 'Quite Disruptive' http://wuis.org/post/us-attorney-shutdown-quite-disruptive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government shutdown means public servants across Illinois will be sent home today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At times like these, National Parks are considered a luxury, so Springfield&#39;s Lincoln Home National Historic Site would be closed. But air traffic control and weather forecasting are considered critical, so they&#39;d keep going.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:12:53 +0000 Brian Mackey 10019 at http://wuis.org U.S. Attorney: Shutdown 'Quite Disruptive' Lincoln Home Would Be Closed By Federal Shutdown http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-home-would-be-closed-federal-shutdown <p>The historic home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield would be among the victims of a federal shutdown Monday night.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a shutdown, the federal government makes all kinds of decisions about what&#39;s considered an <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2013-shutdown-federal-department-impact/">essential government function</a>.</span></p><p>Air traffic control and National Weather Service forecasts are essential. National parks are not. Which is why the Lincoln Home National Historic Site is on the block.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:14:02 +0000 Brian Mackey 9974 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Home Would Be Closed By Federal Shutdown