Voices for Illinois Children Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Continues Fight For Young PeopleThe advocacy group “Voices for Illinois Children” is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this week, but officials agree they are also in the middle of a crisis for young people.
Groups Slam State Lawmakers For 'Nonsense Of Not Having A Budget'Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the state’s credit rating is “a national embarrassment” as a result of the budget impasse.
Social Service Advocates Warn Of Dire Consequences Of State Budget StalemateSocial service groups said the situation is getting dire – and even deadly – as state funding remains stalled due to the budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers.
Child Advocacy Group Warns Of Impact Of Expiring Tax HikeWith a 2011 state income tax increase set to expire at the end of the calendar year, the governor and Illinois lawmakers are facing a huge drop in state revenue, which would affect many social service groups that rely on the state for funding.