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Our View: Illinois Behavioral Health Care Gets a Cynical Embrace from Gov. Pat Quinn

If Governor Pat Quinn ever wonders why the public, the press and the legislature find his approach to governing to be incoherent and frustrating, and at times cynical, he needs only to consider his recent whip-lash-inducing turn on behavioral health care policy. Last week Quinn held a bill-signing ceremony at the Alexian Brothers Center for … Continue reading »

$30 Million “Mistake” Could End Mental Health Care for Thousands of Illinois Residents without Illinois Senate Action

(Springfield, IL) – June 18, 2011. A $30 million clerical “mistake” could end mental health care for tens of thousands of Illinois residents with legislative action by the Illinois Senate next week. Continue reading »

New Report Says Illinois Captures Top Ten Slot–for Cutting Mental Health Care Funding

(Chicago, IL) — March 14, 2011. Illinois has captured another dubious distinction in its long-running budget crisis, snagging a spot among the top ten states for slashing funding for mental health care, a new report says. Continue reading »

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Wins House Approval to Create Local Mental Health Districts in Chicago

(Chicago, IL) – December 6, 2010. As state financial support for mental health services withers, the Illinois House last week overwhelmingly approved strikingly creative legislation that would permit a referendum to create local mental health services tax districts within the City of Chicago. Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Quinn, Jerry Stermer Meet with Conference of Women Legislators on Mental Health, Other Issues

(Springfield, IL) — April 29, 2010. State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) reports via her Facebook Page that Governor Pat Quinn, and chief of staff Jerry Stermer today met with the Conference of Women Legislators about funding for day care, mental health services, alcohol and drug dependence and women’s health initiatives. In Quinn’s proposed budget, … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Quinn Slashes $90 Million from Illinois Community Mental Health

(Springfield, IL) — March 10, 2010. The brunt of the $276 million cut from the Illinois Department of Human Services by Governor Pat Quinn in the new Illinois budget has fallen on Illinois’ community mental health system, losing $90 million. Quinn’s proposed budget eliminates non-Medicaid community-based services and significantly reduce capacity grants. The $90 million … Continue reading »

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