The State of Illinois has operated without a budget a year, with devastating consequences for state-funded institutions (social service providers, higher education institutions, etc.). On June 30, 2016, the Illinois General Assembly passed a stop gap budget for FY2016 and the first six months of FY2017. While this stop gap budget will provide a temporary lifeline for many state-funded institutions, lawmakers' failure to pass a full-year budget means these organizations, and the Illinoisans they serve, still face uncertainty.
The harm caused by the budget impasse, impacting hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans over the past year, should not be forgotten. As FY2016 closes, this website will serve as a record of the numerous and multi-faceted consequences of the budget impasse for Illinois residents and institutions. The site will be updated periodically, as more information about the effects of the budget impasse becomes available.
Using the Atlas This atlas is organized by topic. Within each topic section, you will find maps and information detailing the impacts the budget impasse has had on various organizations throughout the state. Data for these maps is based on publicly-available information, and links to data sources appear throughout the atlas. Because the budget situation is ongoing, these maps should not be understood as comprehensive summaries of the full impact of the impasse, but rather as snap shots of its effects during the past year.