Press Conference: Quinn Slashes 9,000 Foster Parent Subsidies 50% – Many Foster Parents to Return Kids within 90 Days; Cots Likely in State Buildings, Advocates Warn

(Chicago, IL) — The Child Care Association of Illinois will host a press conference on Thursday to highlight the risk to care for abused and neglected children as Governor Pat Quinn‘s budget plan for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services slashes 9,000 foster parent expense reimbursements by 50% and eliminates foster child support services due to the Illinois doomsday budget which begins July 1.

Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie)

Press Conference:

Who?

  • 25 Chicago-area Foster Parents
  • Marge Berglind, President, Child Care Association of Illinois
  • Lou Lang (D-Skokie), Deputy House Majority Leader (right)
  • Rev. Timothy C. Rhodes,CEO and President, Lifelink

What?

  • Nearly 25 Chicago-area foster parents will appear at a press conference at the James R. Thompson Center to denounce Governor Pat Quinn’s budget reduction by 50% of expense reimbursements to the state’s 9,000 foster parents and to implore the legislature find the money to reverse the cuts.

When?

  • Thursday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m.

Where?

  • James R. Thompson Center, 15th Floor Press Room, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois
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