Illinois' economy will suffer for years because of the ongoing budget stalemate. That's according to a man who was once responsible for leading Illinois, former Governor Jim Edgar.
"The damage is… the worst damage I've seen. I mean even the bad years of Blagojevich and the image he gave of Illinois, I don't think has done anything as much damage as we've seen."
Edgar, a Republican, made the statement on the Illinois Public Media show "The 21st." He says there are huge, long-term consequences of students choosing to attend out-of-state universities. And Illinois businesses are threatened by the government instability.