If the government shuts down, over 42,000 Illinois federal workers could have their paychecks impacted – some halting work and others having to work without pay until funding comes through. Additionally, many governmental programs that people rely on – like food stamps and child care assistance – also hang in the balance.
Reset finds out more on what a shutdown would mean for some Chicagoans.
GUESTS: Kellie O’Connell, CEO of Nourishing Hope, a Chicago food pantry
Mawa Iqbal, WBEZ statehouse reporter
Tamisha Holifield, parent who uses Head Start and WIC programs