Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois may kick families off welfare after three years

By: 
Megan Cottrell | The Chicago Reporter

What happens to a poor family when they get kicked off welfare? 3,000 Illinois families may find out as of July 1st if the state goes ahead with its proposal to cut the budget by reducing the time limit for receiving cash assistance from five years to just three. 

On Tuesday, April 24, over 300 people of faith from CRS member congregations converged on Springfield capitol building for the Community Renewal Society Day of Faith in Action, held annually on the third tuesday after Easter. Community leaders rallied outside the capitol then split into lobbying teams. These teams met with...

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