Action Alert:  Support Higher Wages for Workers! 

Please take action today to ensure that individuals and families can have access to a high quality workers and workers can have fair wages that reflect the importance of the work they do!  With much discussion of budgets and revenue packages this week, it is critical for our voices to be heard around the need... Read more »

Arc and DRAFT Adult Waiver Renewal Application is posted for public comment

I strongly recommend that you share your comments. Tony The DRAFT Adult Waiver Renewal Application is posted for public comment on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ website. The draft application and a summary of major changes is also posted on the Department of Human Services’ website. Comments may be submitted via e-mail to... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

Act Now to Preserve Health Care for People with Disabilities and Seniors The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is joining the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) to urge our members to participate in call-in days Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1.  We hope you and your members will participate by calling your Senators... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alerts Protect the Lifeline – Health Care is Under Attack Tell Us Your Affordable Care Act Story Major Recent Events Budget/Health Care – House Approves Bill to Advance Repeal of Health Care Law On January 13, the House passed the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, by a vote of 227... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alerts Protect the Lifeline – Call to Save our Health Care Major Recent Events Budget/Health Care – Senate Advances Repeal of Health Care Law On January 4, the Senate approved, with a nearly party line vote of 51 to 48, a procedural motion to move ahead with a fiscal year 2017... Read more »

Arc and Value The Work Override Materials

The Value the Work Coalition has developed many excellent materials and an outline of activities as we fight for just wages for Direct Support Professionals. We are almost there! Please review and take action on the activities and events outlined below. Included in these materials are: Campaign Activities CEO Activities Finding & Emailing Your State... Read more »

Arc and  Override Action Needed

We are going for a veto override in November and we need you! That is the decision of the Value the Work Coalition. After conferring with our House Sponsor Robin Gable and Senate Sponsor Heather Steans the Coalition fully supports an override of the Governor’s veto of House Bill 5931. HB 5931 will raise the... Read more »

Arc and Send Us Your Legislative Recommendations

The Arc of Illinois authors most of the disability legislation in Illinois. Progressive public policy has a dramatic impact upon the lives of infants, children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Our ideas for new public policy mostly come from our members. I would invite you to recommend to our Public Policy Committee... Read more »

Arc and Affordable Housing Opportunity

Here is an opportunity to learn more about affordable housing as another choice in housing for individuals with disabilities. We need more options. Tony Statewide Referral Network, Section 811 and You Calling all case managers, care coordinators, housing locators and transition coordinators. Join us for the Statewide Referral Network, Section 811 and You webinar. Learn... Read more »

Arc and Motion Filed to Continue DD Payments

I wanted to share this important information with you before I start my vacation. The memo below is from Barry Taylor about the continuation of payments for developmental disability services into Fiscal Year 2017. Certainly good news! Read the motion here. Tony Just wanted to let you know that yesterday we filed a joint motion... Read more »