A bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers that formed to identitify $2.7 billion in cuts to the state's Medicaid program missed its April 17 deadline. Now, Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to announce his own cuts today.
More than 20,000 jobs and close to $200 million in additional annual revenue is what Illinois stands to gain if proposals to expand the state’s gaming industry go forward, according to the findings of a new study released this week.
With about 60 state-run facilities potentially on the chopping block,
including 24 Department of Health and Human Services offices and three
Department of Children and Family Support Service offices, a new report
warns that Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget could have a negative impact on Illinois’ neediest children and families. Read more »
In his recent budget speech, Gov. Pat Quinn proposed closing
Illinois’ Tamms “Supermax” prison. The facility’s 14-year history
serves as an apt symbol of how the state’s incarceration system has lost