Social Services

Illinois House Of Representatives

Illinois House Grills Rauner Budget Director Over Cuts

House Speaker Michael Madigan formed the budget oversight panel after Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to reduce a $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget. Lawmakers requested the documents during a Tuesday morning meeting.

04/21/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner touring a warehouse in Bedford Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Gov. Rauner Defends Freezing Social Service Grants, Says Some Could Be Reissued

Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

04/06/2015

Social service agency clients and advocates pack an Illinois Senate committee hearing to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's state budget plan, which would cut social services funding by more than $400 million. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Social Service Advocates: Rauner Budget Cuts ‘Don’t Make Fiscal Sense’

People in wheelchairs, people with guide dogs, and others representing those who need social services packed an Illinois Senate committee hearing room on Monday to testify about the impact of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts.

03/16/2015

Day care operator Mildred Hughes says she lost state funding weeks ago. (Credit: CBS)

State Funding Cuts Add To Struggles Of South Side Day Care Operator

CBS 2’s Jim Williams visited a South Side family hurt by state budget cuts even before the governor took office.

02/18/2015

Full Moon

Alderman Wants Parental Counseling For Families Of Repeat Curfew Violators

A West Side alderman has proposed an ordinance that would give some special attention to families whose children repeatedly violate the city’s curfew for young people.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Advocates Bemoan Loss Of State’s ‘Transitional Assistance’ Program

Illinois’ “Transitional Assistance” program has helped homeless, disabled and unemployed state residents for years, but now it’s gone away, a victim of the state’s budget shortfall.

CBS 2–07/13/2011

Tatiana Class depends on state-funded human services. (CBS)

Gov. Quinn Quietly Slashes Human Services Funding

A Chicago human services agency warns that people who need help will be harmed by budget cuts Gov. Pat Quinn plans to impose.

02/24/2011