Arc Action Alert — Sign Our Petition

Okay folks, I need you to step it up! An important vote is about to take place on the closing of the state institution in Centralia, the Murray Developmental Center. Institutions like Murray are no longer needed in Illinois. The Rebalancing of the Disability System offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live... Read more »

Arc Action Alert Sign Our Petition

Okay folks, I need you to step it up! An important vote is about to take place on the closing of the state institution in Centralia, the Murray Developmental Center. Institutions like Murray are no longer needed in Illinois. The Rebalancing of the Disability System offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live... Read more »

Arc Action Alert Sign Our Petition

Okay folks, I need you to step it up! An important vote is about to take place on the closing of the state institution in Centralia, the Murray Developmental Center. Institutions like Murray are no longer needed in Illinois. The Rebalancing of the Disability System offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live... Read more »

Arc Legislative Update

Phil Milsk, The Arc’s Governmental Affairs Consultant did a presentation on legislative issues at the Executive Forum yesterday. Here is a copy of his written report. Tony The Arc Of Illinois LEGISLATIVE REPORT September 11, 2013 BUDGET HB 206(FY 2013 Supplemental) Supplemental appropriations bill for DHS, DHFS, Aging, Court of Claims and other agencies,... Read more »

Arc Updated Action Alert Support Community

Last May the U.S. Federal Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and that TRO was, continued on June 12th and continued again sometime in July.  Last week, a judge in  the state court action that entered an order extending and expanding the TRO! The TRO now covers wards of the State Guardian... Read more »

Arc Action Alert – Support Community

Last week the U.S. Federal Court issued a temporary restraining order that stops the transition of Murray Developmental Center residents moving into the community; a court hearing is scheduled for September 9th. Murray Center is scheduled to close at the end of October but this court ruling could slow down or even stop the closure!It is time to... Read more »

Arc Action Alert and Update on the State Institution Murray

We had two minor setbacks today in our fight for freedom and opportunity for people with disabilities.   We have worked for decades to rebalance the Illinois Disability System and thanks to Governor Quinn that is happening. At long last state institutions are closing and we are investing in community where everyone can live... Read more »

Arc Action Alert on Disability Budget Cuts and DSP Wages

Senate and House members are working to introduce a new state budget that will cut disability and other human services. The House Human Services Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 28that 8:00 a.m.We need you to contact your Senator and House Members today and tomorrow. ACTION     Your message: “Support the Governor’s Proposed... Read more »

Arc Action Alert on Rebalancing Call Today

Advocates for state institutions have introduced House Resolution 273 in an effort to keep the Murray Developmental Center open.We need you to contact your Representative in the House. House Resolution 2793 will be heard in the House Human Services Committee, Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00 a.m. This is especially important if your Representative is... Read more »