Illinois has a Budget!
After more than
two years, Illinois finally has an official budget.
Included will be a .75 cents per hour increase for direct care
staff that will begin to address the
included in the new budget will be an increase in the state
personal income tax rate to 4.95% and an increase in the
corporate tax rate to 7%.
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities(I/DD), the Personal
Needs Allowance for individuals with I/DD residing in state
funded community group homes will be increased to $60;
grant funds for the Arc of Illinois and The Autism Program of
will be provided as soon as they become available. Thanks
to everyone who reached out to their senator and representative
to help get this done.
Below are links to the House and Senate Roll
Calls for SB 6, the Illinois Budget Bill. Please thank your
legislator if they voted yes on behalf of the budget and what it
provides for individuals with disabilities in Illinois.
Illinois House Roll Call on SB 6
Illinois Senate Roll Call on SB 6