(KMOV) -- One library system in Illinois is being forced to suspend many of its services to save money.
The Lewis and Clark Library system has laid off seven employees and suspended many behind-the-scenes services.
The library system is being forced to make cuts because of the state’s financial crisis. It has received only half of the money budgeted to it from Illinois this year. The other half, $500,000, is not expected by the library system anytime soon.
The system serves St. Clair, Monroe, Madison and eight other counties in southern Illinois.
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