Gov Rauner lifts freeze, restores $26 million in grants

Citing an improving economy in Illinois, Governor Rauner announced today that he would restore $26 million to social service and public health grants that were frozen earlier this year because of budget constraints.

“Residents should be encouraged by the upturn in Illinois’ economy and the positive impact it has had on the state budget, stated Rep.Winger in response to learning the news. "I am pleased that the Governor is using that revenue to restore funding for autism, early childhood intervention, addiction prevention and other important programs through the end of FY15. While this is heartening news, we cannot lose sight that the FY16 budget is $6 billion out of balance and there is still much work to be done.”

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