* WQAD TV…
There’s only two weeks left of the Illinois legislative session and there’s still no budget.
A center helping disabled resident says if a budget isn’t passed soon it will have to close its doors. […]
“We can`t foot the bill for the state of Illinois,” said [Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living] Executive Director Michele Miller.
The center helps people with disabilities live on their own, like Kay Bryant. […]
With no state budget for the last two years, NICIL has had to come up with ways to save money, from laying off staff to even temporarily closing.
“We`re burnt out all of us are covering three and four jobs just to be able to satisfy the customers,” said Miller.
If a budget isn’t passed soon, the center which serves five counties will need to lay off its remaining staff by July 1st. That would leave it’s 300 clients on their own.