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United Way, business, labor demand end to state budget stalemate

Chicago Sun-Times Written By Maudlyne Ihejirika Posted: 10/19/2015, 08:43pm A survey of more than 500 human service agencies conducted by United Way of Illinois finds the sector suffering significant and profound impact from the state’s four-month-long budget impasse, said business and labor leaders who joined United Way Monday to demand resolution. AT&T Illinois CEO Paul La Schiazza and Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez stood with United Way President/CEO Wendy DuBoe at a news conference at the downtown headquarters… Read more »

Business, Labor Leaders Call For End To Budget Impasse

(CBS) — Pressure is building for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats to end their months-long stalemate over Illinois’ budget. Chicago business and labor leaders are joining the United Way in calling for an end to the months-long state budget impasse. The United Way says a survey of human service agencies shows almost one-third will run out of money within a month. “We have conducted a survey of our agency partners across the state and 80 percent of our… Read more »

David Cassel: United Way strengthens Cook, DuPage communities

United Way of DuPage/West Cook, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, has embarked on a bold journey; one that links solid, research-based community strategies to the resources needed to implement them. We call it LIVE UNITED 2020. It’s our community-impact plan connecting individuals and families to the building blocks of self-sufficiency — education, income and health — in order for communities to thrive. In 2004, 54 Member United Ways located throughout the Chicago area began consolidating, which resulted… Read more »