Once Again, That Time of Year

It’s Illinois State Budget Season once again.  Time for our annual hoping (not much of that in recent years) and fearing (sadly, with good cause in recent years).  It will be especially harrowing this year with a new Governor in the mix.  Currently, he, the Senate Democrats, and the House Democrats, are a long ways apart on their negotiation positions.  It is very difficult to project what will happen, or how long it will take them to come to agreement.  Besides the potential for funding cuts, a major fear is a compromise that would include an increase in minimum wage without a corresponding increase in funding to help cover it.  The lack of increases over the past decade, not to mention the cuts we’ve already endured in recent years, would leave us in a position of having to make unappetizing choices.  So, we’ll pass on the popcorn while, with trepidation, watch the show.

 

Illinois Street House

Exelon Employees gave us a Volunteer Day at the Illinois Street House on Saturday.  They were absolutely incredible–prepared, hardworking, good-natured, organized.  They got more done than we could have dreamed, despite the chilly rain for the yard crew.  We should have some “during” photos soon, but here are some “after” photos.

50 years! Come to our party!

This is our 50th year of providing services in the Streator community.  We are having a party on Thursday, May 7 from 4-7 pm.  Please join us for champagne, soft drinks, horderves, the Streator High School Jazz Band, giveaways and fabulous door prizes.  Let’s all celebrate the people who got SU this far, the community that has and continues to support us, and the lives made better by our efforts.

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