Government Shutdown: Major Impact on 182nd Airlift Wing

Published 10/01 2013 05:44PM

Updated 10/01 2013 06:15PM

PEORIA COUNTY – More than 200 members of the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria County are feeling the immediate effects of the shutdown.

A spokesman for the Airlift Wing said about 225 civilian technicians were furloughed Tuesday morning.

However, the Air Guard is asking for an extension from the state of Illinois. Its hoping 80 of those furloughed members will be able to come back to work, in order to finish upcoming projects and missions.

If not, the spokesman said the layoffs will be detrimental to their work.

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