IL Federal Court could run out of money if shutdown continues

S. IL Federal Court funding in flux

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Federal court in southern Illinois could soon run out of money if the partial government shutdown continues.

That's what the chief federal judge out of Benton told Heartland News.

If that money runs out jurors and employees wouldn’t get paid and a moratorium would be placed on civil trials.

Chief Judge MIchael Raegan says the court’s roughly 100 employees have been getting their full paychecks; but come February 8 that could be reduced to just one week’s salary instead of two.

After that there would be no paycheck until the government reopens.

Due to the government shutdown, the Grand Jury session for Western District of Arkansas for January 2019 has been cancelled.

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