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Carbondale Families and Providers to Report on State of Our State

What: Responsible Budget Coalition members will deliver a report on the “State of our State” at a press conference one day ahead of the Governor’s State of the State Address. Participants will describe how budget impasse is weakening state. They will report on the state of working families and the economy, communities and public safety, seniors and those with disabilities,children and youth, and women and public health.

Community to Turn to Lottery While Governor and Lawmakers Fail to Fund Services

A group of community leaders, service providers, and families will hold a news conference and purchase lottery tickets in hopes that they will win money to donate to the state to prevent further service cuts to seniors, college students, children with disabilities, homeless families, and immigrants and refugees. Legislation signed last Monday authorizing $1 billion for the Illinois Lottery has made lottery winnings the only possible source of state funding for many critical services.

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.

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