5 reasons the Illinois budget affects you
Friday has finally come on a wild week in politics, from the federal sequester to Illinois lawmakers positioning same-sex marriage for a final vote and rejecting severe cuts to teachers' pensions.
And next week, Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver his budget address on Wednesday. To mark the occasion, we'll start running a handful of stories starting Sunday about the depths of Illinois' budget despair and what it means to people in the suburbs.
We know this can be a complicated topic. So we put this Storify together to outline five reasons the state's budget trouble brewing 200 miles away might affect you in the suburbs.