The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children
Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), Voices for Illinois Children, and Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) have released a new report on the impact of Illinois' two-year budget impasse and, more specifically, its impact on women and children. The report, entitled Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children, was a joint project of the three groups.
It is clear that Illinois' most vulnerable residents, including low-income women of color and their children, continue to bear the burden of the impasse in a myriad of ways. Social service providers throughout the state have been forced to make significant cuts to much-needed services. While the State has passed a budget, the damage has already been done, and the State must redouble its efforts to address this damage.
G. Spitz, CURL
C. George, CURL
Z. Enriquez, CURL Undergraduate Fellow
K. Ocampo, CURL Undergraduate Fellow
Chicago Foundation for Women
Voices for Illinois Children