Illinois in financial peril

This really isn’t news to anyone who receives funding here in Illinois.  Between being at the bottom of the list in terms of funding community services for people with developmental disabilities and near the top of the list of states in financial peril, where does that leave agencies who depend on state funding to serve people with disabilities? We keep reminding ourselves not to worry overmuch:  finish worrying about this fiscal year before worrying the next.  But that next year is looming as a frightening thing.

SU received a payment of $789.64 from the State of Illinois.  This doesn’t make much of a dent in the more than $500,000 they are behind on paying us, but it does cover the interest on the money we borrowed in October and November (so far) to stay current on our own payroll and bills.

You can find the complete states-in-peril report on this page.

Business Luncheon September 30

We’re hosting a Business Luncheon from noon to 1:00 at Bruce Township on Wednesday, September 30.  Beth Keeton, consultant for our Customized Employment project will speak on the hiring of people with disabilities. We’ll have subs from Grant Street for lunch.  There is no charge to attend.  Beth is a knowledgable and interesting presenter, and does consultation work across the county.

Please give a little thought to this question on your drive or walk to the training:  what would you do for  your business if you had $10,000?