Thursday, June 18, 2009

12 Days and Counting...

In just twelve short days, on July 1st, the neediest populations in Illinois will be left without the vital resources they need to survive.

Here's what reporters and concerned citizens have to say about the matter:

Phil Kadner's recent article and Maura Possley's recent article, both in the Southtown Star, elaborate on taxes and civic duty to those who are most in need.

In Ellen Garber Bronfield's letter to the Chicago Tribune, she expresses her opinion on the budget cuts as a parent of a child with a disability.

Please take action by not only contacting your elected officials, but also your religious and civic leaders. Let them know that, if legislators will not, we must come together to provide services to our citizens.


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  2. It would be great if you could use this blog to aggregate coverage about the cuts and about different rallies etc. You could do so easily if we spread the word that people should tag blog posts, Tweets, etc. with a certain tag, e.g., ILservices. (You could put a feed for those tags into the blog.)

    Please contact me a c wroblewski at gmail dot com to discuss (no space after the c.) or at my blog, studio 501c.

  3. Here are some upcoming events:

    Friday, June 19, Aurora, 10:00, Mercy Hospital Campus, 400 Mercy Lane, contact AID at 630-966-4100

    Friday, June 19, Wheaton, 2:00, DuPage County Courthouse, east side of 421 County Farm Road, Contact Lori Hornick: 630-628-7174

    Friday, June 19, Watseka, 9:15, The Arc of Iroquois Co, 700 East Elm Street, contact Christine McTaggart: 815-432-5288.

    Saturday, June 20, Urbana, United Way Office

    Monday, June 22, Olmstead Anniversary Rally for Disability Rights, 11:00, Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, contact: Gary Arnold: 312-640-2199.

    Monday, June 22, Joliet, Legislative Forum, 4:00 to 6:00, Will Grundy CIL, 2415-A West Jefferson Street, contact 815-729-0162

    Wednesday, June 24, Mundelein, Legislative Forum, 4:00 to 6:00, Lake Co. CIL, 377 N. Seymour Ave, contact: 847-949-4440

    Friday, June 26, Oak Lawn, 11:00, Park Lawn, 10833 S. LaPorte, info contact Brendan McCormick: 708-335-0020

  4. need to stop the budget cuts because i need my program that i go to every day i been going hear for 9 years and they help me find a job and let me take some class to help me keep my job so i hope they keep it open