New report: Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children

RBC members Chicago Foundation for Women, Voices for Illinois Children in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning released a new report on the impact of Illinois’ budget impasse on women and children.

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The Responsible Budget Coalition Applauds the General Assembly for Ending the Budget Nightmare with New Revenue

We applaud members of the Illinois General Assembly for ending this catastrophic budget impasse.

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The Price We've Paid

WATCH: Chicago Magazine's video "The Price We've Paid" showcases the damage caused by the budget impasse and uses the Responsible Budget Coalition as a source.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Begins, Survivors At Risk Because Springfield Has Failed to Choose Revenue

Submitted on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:00

Ending state funding for services that help 75,000 survivors of domestic violence across the state of Illinois—20,000 women and children in Cook County alone. This includes medical, psychological and legal services as well as emergency shelter and other protections.
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Parents and Providers to Call on Springfield To End Illinois’ Budget Crisis For Sake of Infants

Parents and providers will hold a press conference in Loves Park on Wednesday, more than 80 days after the beginning of the budget crisis, to draw attention to the fact that life-saving services for infants are being lost and other infant services remain at risk due to Springfield’s failure to choose revenue.  They will call on Springfield to choose revenue to ensure stability for infant services.

Providers in Galesburg Call For Springfield to Choose Revenue to Stop Harm to Children’s Education and Growth

Submitted on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 14:00

Galesburg, IL – At a press conference this afternoon, providers of afterschool, early intervention, and autism services outlined how the budget crisis is wrecking support systems for children and warned of increased harm to children’s education and growth unless leaders in Springfield choose revenue.

As School Year Begins, Galesburg Providers to Call on Springfield to Choose Revenue Over Cuts to Children

Children in Knox County and across the state have begun school.  However, children begin the year without critical supports they need in order to succeed academically and develop into successful adults. Since July 1st, the state has failed to fund or severely cut after school programs, early intervention, epilepsy and autism, childcare and early learning, homeless prevention, substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence services.

Families and Service Providers Harmed by Illinois’ Budget Crisis to Testify Before Senate Committee on Tuesday

The Senate Human Services Committee will hold a hearing today and take testimony from families and providers of services for early intervention, domestic violence, immigrant and refugees, and homeless families who have been harmed by Illinois’ budget crisis. Families, providers, and advocates will be available on site for one-on-one interviews beginning at 9:30 AM. 

As School Year Begins, Rockford Area Superintendents, Providers, and Families to Warn of Harm to Schools and Children Due to Budget Crisis

Classes begin this week at twelve Harlem District #122 schools in Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe.  In coming weeks, students in the Rockford area and throughout the state will also start school.  However, children will begin the year without critical supports they need in order to achieve academically and develop into successful adults. Since July 1st, the state has failed to fund providers of childcare, after school programs, homeless prevention, mental health, and epilepsy and autism services.Dr Morris Rockford Back to School.jpg