News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
12/06: Under a new Trump Administration rule, nearly 140,000 residents in Illinois are at risk of losing snap benefits.
12:03: Illinois adults with developmental disabilities wait 7 years or longer, for services they need to live on their own.
11/24: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a survey and found that 35% of working age adults reported financial difficulties paying medical bills.
11/20: Starting January 1, 2020, nearly 50,000 food stamp recipients in Illinois will be subject to work requirements for the first time since the federal rules went into effect in the mid-1990s.
11/18: Senate Bill 667 caps the co-pay for insulin at $100 per month for some diabetics.
11/13: If Senate Bill 2293 is passed, it would open nursing home care to veterans of the National Guard or Reserve Forces who have completed 20 years of service.
11/01: Mayor Lightfoot’s debt relief plan could cut water bills in half for low-income families in Chicago.
10/31: The number of uninsured kids is on the rise and, at more than 4 million last year, is now at the highest level since the ACA’s major coverage expansions first took effect in 2014.
10/28: Bill HB3931 amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act to encourage full participation in the 2020 census by exempting subrecipients of grants from the provisions of the Act until August 2020.
10/23: Illinois Partners for Human Services releases its latest report on “The Relationship Between Low Pay, Employee Turnover and Community Well-Being.” The analysis documents the organizational cost, as well as human cost, of high employee turnover in the state’s human services sector. For details, see the press release.
10/15: A federal judge issued a temporary injunction blocking President Trump’s change to the public charge rule.
10/2: The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) expanded its eligibility and affordability to include families with an income of 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or lower.
10/2: The City of Chicago will spend $2.7 million to boost U.S. Census Count in 2020. The city’s goal is to count at least 75% of the hard to reach residents or else the city risks losing $1,400 per year per person.
9/19: IDHS Secretary Grace Hou on appointment of census coordinators by Governor Pritzker: “We look forward to working with our grantees to continue our efforts and reach the communities and demographics that have previously been hard to count.”
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