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Closing Illinois institutions: Cost savings or cost shifting?

December 2, 2011

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Closing mental health and developmental institutions in Illinois will save at least $50 million a year — eventually. Lawmakers earlier this week ensured that the Tinley Park, Singer and Chester mental health centers and the Mabely and Jacksonville developmental centers will stay open by shifting nearly […]

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Some support Quinn’s facility closing plan, kinda

September 9, 2011

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News September 9, 2011 SPRINGFIELD —  Advocates and lawmakers could support Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close five mental health and developmental disability centers. But only if he does it properly. Quinn on Thursday proposed closing the Tinley Park in Tinley Park; the H. Douglas Singer Mental Health Center […]

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Center that helps folks with disabilities is losing money

June 26, 2011

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cbs4 Quad Cities www.whbf.com | June 26, 2011 | Quad Citians with disabilities could end up on the streets.  If Illinois doesn’t anti–up, the future of a non–profit could be on the line. Stone–Hayes Center for Independent Living in Galesburg helps folks with disabilities live on their own.  The state has not only cut from […]

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Wrangling over state budget may not be over

June 26, 2011

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www.pantagraph.com | June 26, 2011 | by Kurt Erickson SPRINGFIELD — Depending on whom you ask, the new state spending plan either spends too much, spends too little or is just right. Call it the “Goldilocks budget.” As lawmakers departed the Capitol Wednesday after returning for a few hours to ensure dollars for the state’s […]

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People with intellectual disabilities struggle with budget cuts and recession

June 15, 2011

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by Maiken Scott – www.Newsworks.org A new national report from the advocacy organization “The Arc” finds that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been hit hard by the recession and budget cuts, affecting both services and employment opportunities. Philadelphia resident Jean Searle has a mild intellectual disability. She lived in an institution for ten […]

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Illinois budget could devastate programs for vulnerable citizens

May 29, 2011

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Tony Paulauski – The Arc of Illinois – www.whig.com – 5/29/11  Quincy Herald-Whig To The Herald-Whig: Illinois is planning devastating cuts to services for individuals with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois’ estimated $13 billion deficit. These cuts are […]

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Guest Column: Disabled programs can’t see more cuts

May 27, 2011

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By Tony Paulauski – Special to Rockford Register Star – May 27, 2011 Illinois is planning devastating cuts in services for individuals with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois’ estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are […]

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Disabling the Disabled

May 26, 2011

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Commentary – Editorial – By Kathleen McCarthy – May 26, 2011 – River Cities Reader  – www.rcreader.com From the beginning of the Social Security system in America, there was a clear mandate from taxpayers: Take care of our disabled, whether because of birth defect, illness, accident, or warfare. Americans have insisted, and been more than […]

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LIFE – The Arc of Illiniois

May 2, 2011

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Arc of Illinois – May 1, 2011 The State of Illinois is looking at $76.3 million is cuts to community based disability programs. Several service will be eliminated and all other programs will be cut 6-10%. It is critical that you call Governor Quinn and your State Senator and Representative and let them know that […]

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