Illinois Partners exists to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of the human services sector. This page is a resource to keep you up-to-date on the policies and regulations that affect your organizations and communities. Read on to see what’s happening in the state.
6/15/2017: The Pay Now Illinois Coalition lost its appeal of the August 31st decision by the Circuit Court of Cook County to deny plaintiffs’ motions for preliminary and permanent injunction and grant the defendants’ motions to dismiss the lawsuit against the Governor, Comptroller, and seven state department heads.
6/15/2017: Gov. Rauner calls a special 10 day session.
6/15/2017: A hearing for the House Revenue & Finance committee has been scheduled for Friday, June 23rd at 9am (N-600 Michael A. Bilandic Building Chicago). The subject of the meeting is continued effects of no budget. If you would like to submit a witness slip or testimony to this hearing about the effects of the budget impasse on your organization, you can visit this link. To submit supplemental attachments, you may fax your material to the Committee Clerk’s fax number: 1-217-557-2165 or mail to: Illinois State House, Room 426, 401 S. Second Street, Spfld, IL 62706. For more information, visit ILGA’s FAQs.
6/14/17: House and Senate Republicans held a press conference to unveil their plan entitled the “Capitol Compromise.” You can find the information here. Presently, bills have not been introduced. We will update you with other information as it becomes relevant.
Session has ended for the General Assembly as of 5/31. Conversations are likely to continue past this date, as an agreement for any budget measure has not been met. Please continue to check the calendar events below, as well as ILGA’s website for a full listing of any hearings that are scheduled. You can also listen live to any of the happenings in Springfield on ILGA’s website: Senate audio/video and House audio/video
May 17th: The Senate has passed SB6 with an added amendment. SB6 was originally introduced in January 2017 and passed on February 28, 2017. The language of the bill and amendment can be found here. SB42, which was on third reading, did not pass the floor vote. Information for the bill can be found here.
May 4th: At the federal level, the House passed legislation that has implications on the ACA. The passed legislation now moves to the Senate.
April 27th: HB109 is in third reading in the Senate.
April 20th: HB109, the house bill that passed through which would partially fund human services and higher education, has moved to the Senate.
The FY18 Budget briefings have been published for the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department on Aging, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Child and Family Services. All briefings can be found in one document.
For more information, check out our other resource pages:
Get the latest news on what is being done in Springfield to pass a budget and get providers the funding they deserve.
This page houses research publications commissioned by Illinois Partners.
Is your organization ready to comply with the new application, awarding, and reporting processes for state grants? Check out this page to find out how the new regulations apply to you.
Plans are in the works to completely transform the state’s health and human service entities into a more streamlined, community-based system for all Illinoisans. We’ll post updates to this page as the plan is put into action.