What a rally we had at the Thompson Center on Thursday. In spite of the weather over
150 individuals showed up to express their displeasure of the cuts to grants and
proposed cuts to human services.

During the rally, advocates marched a tombstone and coffin into the Thompson Center.
Inside the coffin were letters about the pain these cuts would cause.

Marching to Governor’s Office

Special thanks to Adam Ballard and our friends at Access Living. They really know how
to put on a rally for rights! Well done.

I hope you are talking to your legislators because we are generating a lot of positive
press over these cuts.

Also thanks to Phil Gibboney who took the following pictures at the Rally for Revenue &

A packed house!

The Arc was there!

We spend $428 million on 7 fully operational institutions!


Shirley Perez & Tony


Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)