A winter storm is making its way across northern Illinois. The system is expected to dump several inches of snow across the region. Forecasters say strong winds will also make travel difficult at times. As a result, some schools are closing early on Tuesday.
The deadline is looming for automatic spending cuts at the federal level. While lawmakers wrangle over ways to avoid the so-called sequester, those who rely on federal funding are wondering how they would be affected. That includes companies, agencies and many others in northern Illinois.