As governing bodies across the state continue in a holding pattern while they wait on Illinois lawmakers to pass a budget, one Christian County agency is running out of money to function. Although the Christian County Health Department has received some grant money to extend its budget, Christian County Public Health Administrator Nancy Martin says the department will be out of money in three to four months.
Martin says the department would avoid a complete shutdown at all costs.
Martin says every health department across the state is having to deal with the same budget issues. She says other departments have made some changes that she hopes the Christian County Health Department won’t have to make.
Martin says for now, it is just a game of wait-and-see, like most state funded agencies are doing right now as they wait to see if the budget bills become law.