WBEZ | Senator Reid http://www.wbez.org/tags/senator-reid Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Government shutdown looms as budget talks continue http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/government-shutdown-looms-budget-talks-continue-84912 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-08/Boehner Reid Getty Brendan Smialowski.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The IRS suspends the approval of paper tax returns. National Parks and museums will closed. A flood of financial problems for already struggling states. All this, and more, could become reality if lawmakers on Capitol Hill can’t strike a deal before the day’s end.<br> <br> Thursday's meeting between the President Obama, Senator Reid and Speaker Boehner apparently brought them close, but still no federal budget cigar. To find out more <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to <a href="http://www.rollcall.com/reporters/12.html?zkMobileView=true" target="_blank">David Drucker</a>, a political reporter with <a href="http://www.rollcall.com/mobile/" target="_blank">Roll Call</a> in Washington D.C. He keeps an eye on Illinois senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin while covering the U.S. Senate.</p></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/government-shutdown-looms-budget-talks-continue-84912