The economic impact of a government shutdown on Chicago

If Congress cannot come to an agreement by the end of today, thousands of workers in Chicago will be affected.  Thousands of federal employees such as military personnel, air traffic controllers, TSA workers and those working for national security agencies, will be expected to report to work even though they will not be paid.  Even more federal employees will be furloughed without pay until the matter is resolved.  Government agencies are scrambling to institute plans that will continue essential operations while shutting down those that are deemed non-essential.  For more read the entire story at, “Government shutdown could affect thousands of fed workers in Chicago.”