NBC 5: North Side Provider Forced to Cut Services for 6,000 Immigrant Families

Submitted on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:52

RBC Member Centro Romero, located on Chicago's Northside, has been forced to serve 6,000 fewer immigrant families this year due to the budget impasse.  Centro Romero helps provide families with job skills, English and GED courses, and many other services that are vital for the economy and improving communities and families. Check out the video from NBC 5. Centro Romero.jpg

Capitol Fax: Hostages Plead for Mercy

Submitted on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:00

 From Emily Miller at Voices for Illinois Children…

Hi Rich,

Attached you’ll find two letters-one to the Governor and one to members of the General assembly-signed by well over 150 service providers and advocacy organizations for Illinois children, families and communities.

The letter to the Governor urges him to immediately sign SB2038, which is now on his desk, and to continue working toward a complete, fully funded budget for FY16 and FY17.

Progress Illinois: Illinois Budget Stalemate Disproportionately Harms Women, Coalition Says

Submitted on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:00


The long-running state budget impasse has created numerous barriers for women and mothers in Illinois, a new analysis shows.

The Responsible Budget Coalition, which represents over 250 groups in Illinois, has a new report detailing how the state budget stalemate has "disproportionately harmed" women.