In the first increase in two decades, lawmakers temporarily raised the allowance last year to $60, up from $50 for people in group homes and from $30 for residents of intermediate care facilities. Now, it’s returning to the lower levels in place before the law, which granted the increase for fiscal year 2015 only.
For two decades, 47-year-old James Davis has been working at the Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3337 W. North Ave.
The referendum would have provided $13 million in funding for programs to help disabled residents who have been impacted by state budget cuts.
A local anti-tax group wants to defeat a referendum next week which would raise Kane County property taxes to help developmentally disabled adults.
The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.
A former house manager for a west suburban group home for the developmentally disabled stands charged with stealing nearly $9,000 from the residents.
A developmentally disabled Algonquin woman abandoned by her mother in a bar in Tennessee has been made a ward of that state, after prosecutors determined her mother didn’t break any laws when she left her there.
Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his administration’s plan to move people out of state institutions for the mentally and physically disabled and into community care settings.
Thousands of state employees could be facing the prospect of layoffs as Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to make “reductions” to deal with a massive budget deficit.
Chief U.S. District Judge James Holderman has approved a settlement that will allow developmentally disabled to move from state institutions into apartments or small group homes.