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More needed to move people with disabilities into community homes, advocates say More needed to move people with disabilities into community homes, advocates say

More needed to move people with disabilities into community homes, advocates say

Nearly 300 advocates came to the Capitol on Thursday to say community homes are better and more cost-efficient places for people with disabilities to live rather than state institutions. The asked for more state funding than what Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed in his budget plan.

Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor

Bill banning private detention centers goes to governor

A bill that would ban for-profit immigrant detention centers in Illinois is now on its way to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The Illinois Senate voted 34-to-14 on Thursday to pass House Bill 2020. It previously passed the House on April 10 by a vote of 85-to-26.

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