Highlights of the report’s analysis of the consequences of the budget crisis include: • 7,800 victims of domestic violence were left without shelter. • The state racked up bills forcing social service providers to wait an average of eight months for payments. • Social service providers had to lay off workers and reduce services. • The number of women receiving lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings dropped by 34 percent. • 90 percent of homeless shelters had to reduce services or cut staff. • 30,000 children no longer qualify for child care assistance.

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CHRONICLE: New report details tragic results of Rauner’s budget crisis on state’s women, children
A new report released this week by the Chicago Foundation for Women details the impact of the state’s two-year budget crisis on women and children. In early July, a bipartisan group of legislators overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the budget, but the extended impasse had already …
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