Day 700 Without A Budget; Turning Down A Dream School; NEIU Announces Layoffs

May 31, 2017
Nearly three-dozen activists were arrested during a sit-in Tuesday night at the Illinois State Capitol.

Nearly three-dozen activists were arrested during a sit-in Tuesday night at the Illinois State Capitol.

Daisy Contreras/Illinois Issues

On the 21st: Today is the last scheduled day for state lawmakers and the 700th day without a state budget. We spoke with Civic Federation President Laurence Msall on what an ideal state budget proposal would look like. We also spoke with faculty and a student from Northeastern Illinois University about 180 layoffs that will begin this summer.