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Government Shutdown

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The congressional committee tasked with reaching a deal on border security met for the first time last week. They have 11 days before President Trump’s threat to shutdown the government is realized yet again.

Central Illinois Regional Airport
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis talked with Transportation Security Administration officers in a visit to Central Illinois Regional Airport on Monday to assess the impact of the recent partial federal government shutdown.

West view of the U.S. Capitol
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With paychecks for federal workers in Bloomington-Normal still lagging, the Central Illinois Regional Airport has opened a food pantry and support center.

Midwest Food Bank
Eric Stock / WGLT

Food pantry operators in McLean County say if the partial federal government shutdown continues to drag into February, they will have many more mouths to feed.

National Weather Service
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We all know weather forecasters never get the forecast right, except for the 90 percent of the time when they do.  

For Sale sign outside a home
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The leader of the Bloomington-Normal Association of Realtors says the government shutdown has little impact on local home loan programs.

O'Hare Airport
Nam Y. Huh / AP

An Illinois Wesleyan University economics professor wonders how long federal employees will continue to work without paychecks as the longest government shutdown in history has surpassed three weeks.

Connect Transit buses
Staff / WGLT

As the federal government shutdown continues, Connect Transit is dipping into its reserves to continue operations.

As federal workers miss their first paychecks since the partial government shutdown began three weeks ago, frustration, anxiety and anger are rising.

Across the country this week, federal workers and industry leaders are starting to organize and rally to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

"Trump, open the government — today," chanted the hundreds of federal employees and aviation industry executives gathered on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Rodney Davis is sworn in
Alex Brandon / AP

House Democrats on Thursday approved a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.

Jose Luis Magana / AP

President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill passed by Congress on Monday, ending the partial shutdown of the federal government after three days.

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Springfield's Lincoln Home National Historic Site is closed due to the federal government shutdown.