On Monday, the state of Illinois announced the reopening of the Illinois State Museum, a 138-year-old institution closed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last September. But it's not exactly that easy.
Rauner pushes for compromise, which includes continued closure of Thompson Center art gallery
Multiple state facilities have been closed to the public due to the budget stalemate – legislation passed on Tuesday could change that.
At least 43 union workers continue to cash checks from the state, despite the closure of several institutions, including the 138-year-old Illinois State Museum in Springfield.