Tag: budgets

Social service providers hit by state's payment delays

Social service providers hit by state's payment delays
The Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, agencies that administer a range of programs meant to assist some of the state’ most vulnerable families, continue to struggle with cash flow issues, department officials said late last week. As a result, many providers and vendors the state hires... Read more »

More calls for using TIF dollars to shore up deficit-riddled budgets

More calls for using TIF dollars to shore up deficit-riddled budgets
It’s budget season in Chicago, and the numbers aren’t pretty: The operating deficits for Chicago Public Schools and the city’s next spending plans are $712 million and $636 million, respectively. School administrators are trying to close their gap “by collecting $150 million more in property taxes, making programmatic and administrative cuts, laying off supplemental teachers... Read more »

A look back at recent stories in The Chicago Reporter--and elsewhere

We’re ending the week at the Muckrakers blog by trying something a bit new. Click through for a round-up and run-down of some of the journalism related to race and poverty issues in Chicago published in recent days. Let’s start with a review of what we’ve been up to at The Chicago Reporter this week.... Read more »
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