"The Damage Has Been Done. We Can't Turn Back the Clock."
Home Care for 185 Low-Income Seniors Slashed in the Aftermath of Rauner's Crisis
Chicago, IL — Low-income seniors in McLean County are the latest victims of the lasting damage of Bruce Rauner’s manufactured budget crisis. YWCA McLean County slashed their home care services by an astounding 89% as the agency waits for $500,000 in late payments from the state.
YWCA announced that they are ceasing operation of their state-assisted home care services, impacting 185 low-income seniors who will have to transition to another provider. Nearly 75 jobs will also be affected in the fallout. The agency’s VP of Operations Liz German had this to say on the devastating news:
"It's true that we now have a state budget … But the damage has been done. We can't turn back the clock."
"As Rauner staffs up with a radical right-wing team determined to cause more devastation, our most vulnerable communities are still reeling from the damage of round one," said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. "Rauner's actions are salt in the wound and Illinois seniors, children, and families can't afford his callous leadership any longer."