U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said lawmakers need to fund disaster relief in order to avert a partial government shutdown.The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a measure that would keep the government running into November.
Both U.S. senators from Illinois said they support a spending deal reached late Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. If finalized, this agreement would wrap up weeks of uncertainty for federal employees, including those who work in the Chicago area.
There's still no deal to avoid a federal government shutdown. That's led to amped-up talking points between Democratic and Republican members of Congress, including those from Illinois.Democratic U.S. Sen.