With the government shutdown reaching its 21st day it has now tied for the longest government shutdown in United States history.
State Senator Andy Manar represents the 48th District of Illinois in Springfield. He has noticed a spike in the number of calls to his office from concerned citizens.
Manar says the government being shutdown is going to start having an impact on Springfield soon, he is hoping that bipartisanship can prevail in Washington.
Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.