Cuts Proposed to Illinois Social Services

May 17, 2011

NEWS

Brian Seay – May 17, 2011 – CBS St. Louis – www.stlouis.cbslocal.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) –  As the Illinois legislature works to finish a budget before the scheduled adjournment date of May 31, some groups are speaking up about proposed cuts to social services that they say will actually be more costly in the long run.

“Do the right thing,” said Eric Guidish, a 41-year-old Navy veteran from Springfield who says he wouldn’t be where he is now without a community reintegration program that proposed state budgets would eliminate.

Guidish got into a car accident 13 years ago.  He was paralyzed from the collar-bone down.  He spent 6 months in the hospital without knowing what to do next, but with the help of community reintegration support, he got on the right path. THE WHOLE STORY

 

One Response to “Cuts Proposed to Illinois Social Services”

  1. LucindaL Says:

    How come Ohio can make steep cuts to balance its budget and leave the services to people with mental illness, etc. untouched?

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