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Chicago To Restore Homeless Funding

12/01/2011 09:57 pm ET

Cuts to emergency aid for Chicago’s homeless were reversed late Tuesday after the Illinois General Assembly approved a measure to restore funding for state grants for emergency and transitional housing.

The budget reallocation measure prevents the proposed $4.7 million reduction of state financing, a 52 percent cut, for emergency and transitional housing that Gov. Pat Quinn approved for the 2012 state budget. The reduction in state funding led Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services to lay off 24 workers.

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