The State of Illinois is now in its 4th month without a budget, and there are stories coming out every day about different organizations having to close their doors, or just barely scrape by, without state funding. And, the City of Vandalia is also feeling that pinch. At their meeting last week, Mayor Rick Gottman pointed out the City of Vandalia has not received any Motor Fuel Tax money from the state since July and they have not received any of their Gaming tax money since June. They did receive sales tax money in September. Mayor Gottman says this is a situation that is plaguing communities throughout the state.