Over the past two years, funding from Illinois Dept. of Human Services has been reduced by 21%. There is no other major state agency cut this deeply. Thousands of vulnerable children and adults have or soon will lose support services.
Education, Health Care and Prisons have been cut, but not even close to the same degree. And state leaders have left other options untouched such as pension restructuring and new revenue sources.
The budget is a moral document and we are all complicit in the choices.
Governor Quinn has posted a survey for all citizens… Click here and rank your priorities.. keep in mind that Human Services prevents spending on other areas especially Corrections and Health Care.