Up until last week, Illinois was the only state in the nation that did not have a budget. Now, there’s a partial spending plan in place to help cash-strapped social service agencies and public colleges. It's also good news for the state’s reputation.
Republican Congressman Darin LaHood of Illinois says it’s a relief to have people in Washington D.C. stop asking about the impasse.
“You know, just the perception of Illinois, we need some good news and this is good news for Illinois. We’ve come together, we’ve compromised, we’re moving forward," LaHood said.