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Community-based facilities say future of services is bleak Community-based facilities say future of services is bleak

Community-based facilities say future of services is bleak

Illinois falls short in providing the funding and worker compensation to keep the health care services industry stable, advocates representing various organizations from around the state said this week. While requests for substance abuse and mental health services have increased, organizations that provide them have been underfunded for at least a decade, one said. 

House Democrat calls proposed $1 cigarette tax hike ‘unreasonable’ House Democrat calls proposed $1 cigarette tax hike ‘unreasonable’

House Democrat calls proposed $1 cigarette tax hike ‘unreasonable’

A Democratic state lawmaker called Senate President John Cullerton’s proposal to raise Illinois’ usage tax on tobacco products “too unreasonable” at a time when the General Assembly is considering a slew of other tax hikes. Rep. Thaddeus Jones, from Calumet City, said the plan would turn Illinois into a “job creator” for surrounding states. 

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