The stalemate that's embodied state politics of late continues -- there is still no Illinois budget for fiscal year 2016.
Now, that has consequences. Without a budget, Illinois doesn't have the authority to spend any money.
That means no paychecks for state employees, and vendors not getting paid -- something which could mean no services.
Diane Gedik, who is with Autism Speaks in Chicago, says a shutdown affects the support Illinois state government provides for her 20-year-old son with autism.