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Illinois Social Services

12 Key Issues to Watch as Illinois General Assembly's Spring Session Nears End

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.19.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the Illinois General Assembly's spring session nearing its traditional May 31 end, this is a good time for a check on what happened, what didn't ...

Budget Cuts Are Not the Answer

David Vognar | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

It might appear that Illinois is just another spendthrift in a nation of spendthrifts (in a world of spendthrifts). But beyond the rhetoric, which appears everywhere, the numbers don't lie. It's not a spending problem. It's a revenue problem.

Andrea Stone

Hard Hit By Recession, Presidential Citizens Medal Winner's Organization Is In Need Of Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

UPDATE 7/14/2011: Two days after The Huffington Post reported on financial problems at a social service center run by Presidential Citizens Medal win...

Parents Of Disabled Children Giving Up On Illinois

Chicago Tribune | Bonnie Miller Rubin and Monique Garcia, Tribune Reporters | Posted 07.29.2011 | Chicago

Chrisa Hickey, a northwest suburban mom whose 16-year-old son hears voices, has bought property in Wisconsin with an eye to the future. She wouldn'...

How Illinois' Budget Cuts Affect Children

Christine Bork | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Illinois needs spending restraints. What I don't understand is why the cuts come first for people who can't help themselves or defend themselves.

15,000 Rally to Demand a Responsible State Budget

Dan Lesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Lesser

Reasonable minds do not disagree: a substantial increase in the state's revenues is an indispensable piece of the fiscal puzzle if our state is to avoid financial collapse.