Survey: Cuts to Illinois Human Services Due to Budget Fight

CHICAGO (AP) – A new survey shows more than three-quarters of Illinois human service agencies have cut programs and are serving fewer clients because of the state’s budget crisis. Almost one-third say they could run out of money in one month or less. The United Way of Illinois on Monday released findings of a survey of 544 agencies statewide. They say the responses show the situation is worsening for agencies and the people who rely on them as the budget impasse stretches on. United Way officials were joined by business and labor leaders who called on lawmakers to find a resolution. Democratic legislators and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner remain at an impasse over the budget for the July 1 fiscal year. Overtime sessions in Springfield haven’t produced results.