A decision made by Gov. Pat Quinn may leave thousands of state workers without a job by the end of the week.Such heartless cruelty, closing homes for the mentally ill.
The cuts are coming in the face of a budget deficit that doesn't leave enough money to pay the workers, a source told the Chicago Tribune. Quinn also plans to close a prison, juvenile detention center and homes for the mentally ill.
Naturally, Obama's buddies plan to sue Obama's home state. Now that's some change for you.
If no cuts are made, several agencies will run out of money by spring, Quinn says.Maybe if Illinois was wise enough to elect a competent governor, like Wisconsin and Ohio have recently, they mihgt not be in this mess.
The state's largest government employee union, AFSCME, promises to sue if the layoffs are made, much like they did over blocked pay raises.