No talk of a state budget means no state funding for local non-profits.
The Salvation Army in Peoria received an anonymous matching donation of $150,000. It brings the group closer to its $1,920,000 goal for its Tree of Lights Campaign.
The organization says private funding helps since state funding isn’t looking promising, many still have programs that require extra money.
“We don’t anticipate any more support from the state that we got last year, they did come through at the end, but the truth of the matter is times are difficult for the state of Illinois,” said Maj. Jesse Collins.
The Tree of Lights Campaign ends January 31 and funds programs including the homeless shelter.