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Morning Shift: September 10, 2015

You may not be feeling it as you go about your day, but Illinois is STILL without a budget and the unpaid bills keep piling up. The State Comptroller says her staff is performing triage every day to pay for things like social services, Medicaid and payroll. WBEZ State Politics Reporter Tony Arnold tells us where the state goes from here. When lawmakers and the governor get the budget battle behind them, some attention could turn to a bill that would require employers to offer paid sick time. The issue got a boost over the Labor Day weekend when President Obama signed an executive order extending paid sick leave to 300,000 more federal workers. Later in the show, an update on the national fight over paid sick time and family leave. We also have the latest on efforts to build a Chicago Blues Museum. And famed Chicago photographer Steve Schapiro stops by to talk about his 50 years of shooting pictures. His latest work captures the modern day Hippie culture.

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