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Mayor Emanuel Praises Feigenholtz, Steans for Illinois Homeless Shelter Funding Restoration

(Springfield, IL) – November 29, 2011. The Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation that would restore $4.3 million to emergency shelter services for homeless Illinois citizens, drawing warm praise from Chicago’s mayor. “I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for restoring critical funding to the Emergency and Transitional Housing program that supports homeless services and shelters,” … Continue reading »

Illinois Food Stamp Program Wins $3.4 Million from U.S. for Being Well-Managed

(Springfield, IL) – June 17, 2011. For critics of the Illinois State Government bureaucracy, take note: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that the state of Illinois was awarded a $3.4 million bonus for its effective administration of the Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program. How often do you hear the words “state of Illinois” and … Continue reading »

Senator Matter Hunter Criticizes Illinois Human Service Budget Cuts by Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) — March 30, 2011. In an op-ed published yesterday, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) criticized Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed cuts to the Illinois Human Services budget. Continue reading »

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