Members of the National Guard in both Illinois and Iowa are bracing for major cuts now that a government shutdown is in effect. Iowa National Guard officials said Monday that roughly half of the 2,200 full-time workers would be furloughed. For families with bills to pay, some with only one income, it could be devastating. The Chinooks at the Iowa National Guard facility in Mt. Joy sat idle for the night Monday evening. The shutdown would also affect civilian workers, contract workers, and suppliers to the Iowa National Guard.