Human Services Already Cutting Back Due To Lack Of Illinois Budget

Aug 4, 2015

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More than a third of Illinois human service agencies are already cutting back while the state is without a budget.

United Way of Illinois says more than 130 agencies reported cutting services, and slightly more are using cash reserves to continue operating.

Most of them say they'll deplete their reserves in about three months. About 80 say they’ll run out of money by the end of this month.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic legislators have not agreed on a budget for the fiscal year. That means many agencies providing services like job training, mental health and child care are not getting state money.