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Illinois Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

Illinois’ stopgap budget expires at the end of the month, and a deal between Republican and Democratic state lawmakers doesn’t appear to be taking shape.

A myriad of programs have been drastically cut back or even ended as a result of the ongoing impasse.

Law enforcement from around Illinois, including police, prosecutors and sheriffs, are warning that cuts to crime prevention programs are undermining public safety.

Joining host Carol Marin to talk about that are Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds and St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, the president of the Illinois State’s Attorneys Association.

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