Damage Done: Rauner’s Budget Crisis Devastated Rape Crisis Centers

29 Shelters Still Reeling After Two-Year Budget Crisis

Chicago, IL – A recently released report detailed the destruction done to the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) by Bruce Rauner’s 736-day manufactured budget crisis.
ICASA, which administers 29 rape crisis shelters in Illinois, had to put its building at risk by borrowing nearly $1.5 million because of Bruce Rauner's budget crisis. The two centers highlighted in the report had to lay off staff and provide “a sliver of services” after losing state funding due to the budget crisis. 

“Bruce Rauner decimated ICASA and caused irreparable harm to Illinois women and children as a result,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “The damage has been done by this failed governor.”


Anna Rosenfeld