Illinois has not passed a real budget in over a year, the first state to do so since the Great Depression. The ongoing fight over the budget has been covered widely, but what do the effects of this lingering crisis look like in people’s day-to-day lives? This new video, part of the web-series Stranded by the State — is a collaboration between In These Times and Kartemquin Films — follows the families, workers and students living through the de facto budget cuts, showing the ways it deteriorates the fabric of Illinois communities.

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