CHICAGO — Groups servicing children, the mentally ill, the disabled and the homeless pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Monday to spare them from budget cuts. At the Bilandic Building in Chicago Monday March 16, representatives from organizations testified before the Illinois Senate.
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solid article from Progress Illinois, by Ellyn Fortino | March 16, 2015
A few hundred Illinoisans attended a state Senate appropriations hearing in Chicago on Monday to discuss Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts to Department of Human Services programs. Here's a breakdown of what happened at the hearing and what some audience members have to say about the governor's fiscal plan.
The Illinois Home Services program connects people with physical disabilities to personal assistants who can assist them in their homes. The vital support system is just one of many human services programs on the chopping block under Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2016 budget proposal.