It’s Day 26 of the partial government shutdown, and Morning Shift has been taking a look at how it is impacting people across Illinois. And as furloughed workers continue to feel the strain of the shutdown, local governments, organizations and charities are stepping up to help them make ends meet. Morning Shift checks in with WBEZ reporter Michael Puente and Chicago Tribune’s Robert Channick about which local municipalities and businesses are extending a hand to furloughed federal employees. We also hear from some of the groups on how they’re doing their part during the shutdown.
GUESTS: Michael Puente, WBEZ reporter (STUDIO)
Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune reporter
Kellie O’Connell, CEO of Lakeview Pantry