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$30 Million "Mistake" May Cost 20,000 Illinois Residents Mental Health Care Services

David Ormsby | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

It's a $30 million "oops." It's an "oops" that can only be fixed by the Illinois Senate within the next 24 hours. How's that for a political thriller plot? Except it's not a plot line. It's true.

Bipartisan Budget Cut Fantasies: Illinois Mental Health Care Decline Is No Fairy Tale

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Many Illinois Republican lawmakers, like State Senator Matt Murphy, a GOP budget "expert," are fond of loudly dismissing Illinois budget cuts made by Pat Quinn as nothing but a mere budgetary mirage.

A National Mental Health Funding Crisis, And Pat Quinn's Budget Isn't Helping

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A national mental health funding crisis is unfolding and Governor Pat Quinn's new budget is contributing Illinois' share. According to the National A...