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Federal judge orders Illinios finance program for people with disabilities

Due to budget shortfalls the state of Illinois is struggling to fund a program that promotes independence for people with disabilities. Now a federal judge has ordered the state to find a solution. Read more in the article by Lisa Schencker for Chicago Tribune.

Excerpt: “She (Judge Coleman) found the state to be in violation of a 2011 consent decree that required it to help such individuals live as independently as possible. Coleman found that wages for workers who help people in the program have stagnated, “causing a staffing crisis that is inhibiting care and negatively impacting the individuals protected by the Consent decree.””