The current State of Illinois budget is by far the most challenging funding situation I have experienced at Commons. And this is saying a lot because we faced a severe financial crisis at Commons several years ago.
It is the uncertainty that makes this so difficult. It is certain that cuts will be made, but we are now two weeks into the new fiscal year with no clarity from Illinois as to where the cuts will fall! When Commons had its own financial difficulties, it was hard, but we identified the tough decisions and made them as quickly as possible.
Here are a couple of links to good overviews of the current Illinois budget situation. Beware, it is not uplifting.