There are some uncertainties with the financial state of Illinois thanks to the looming $97-billion pension crisis.
Today, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka makes a stop at Black Hawk College to tell non-profits, small businesses, colleges and universities how the current state budget will impact them.
Today she stresses the importance of keeping these entities informed.
"These folks have no options," said Topinka. "I mean they really depend upon state funding and when they don't get it, your really just cutting most vulnerable citizens out of the equation and throwing them under the bus and we're just not going to have that."
Topinka says the best way to be able to serve non-profit organization and small businesses is to know the problems that they are experiencing.
She says there is a newly assembled advisory committee that will be in place for organization and businesses to seek help.