aggregates stories of the impact of the Illinois state budget impasse in order to impose a greater sense of urgency and pressure Illinois politicians to act.s
The lack of a state budget has far-reaching consequences. For example, did you know?
- Human service agencies have taken on $35 million in debt to cover the budget shortfall. (Source: PR Newswire)
- The backlog of state bills will reach $9 billion by July 2016. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)
- 75,000 Illinois domestic violence victims will lose services. (Source: Reboot Illinois)
And the list goes on …
Built over the course of two days, 12 members of the Chi Hack Night collaborated to collect as many stories about the consequences of of our dysfunctional State government and present them in a simple and easy to understand format.