Ashley’s Quality Care, a 25-year-old social service agency, is on the brink of closure due to the almost-two-year budget stalemate between Republican governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled legislature.
“The governor needs to be truthful and transparent. He needs to make clear his budget plan for the state, bring everyone together and lead us out of the recession we’re beginning to face,” said Michael Robinson, CFO of Ashley’s Quality Care.
Rather than forcing families to put loved ones into nursing facilities, AQC strives to enhance the quality of life for their customers by offering personal care and services to seniors and disabled individuals.
“Our employees cook, clean and handle a lot of the household duties clients are unable to manage,” said Robinson. “We’re blessed to have workers that have stayed loyal to the company throughout this fiscal battle.”
Typically, AQC receives 99 percent of its funding from the state, but since the impasse, has been working under tight restriction.
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In response to the result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation of the Chicago Police Department, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement:
“While moving in a positive direction I support the findings of the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This report confirms what most Chicago residents already know. The Jon Burge police torture conviction was a pretty clear indication.So too were the years of police shootings and beatings.The world saw the Laquan McDonald video and recognized our reality.
State Senator Mattie Hunter joined Secretary Jesse White and the Jesse White Foundation for a holiday tradition, distributing over 1,000 turkeys and hams to low-income seniors and residents around the district.
“One of my greatest joys is giving back to those in the community,” Hunter said. “This holiday tradition is not only about giving, but ensuring families have enough food to eat with their loved ones. There’s nothing more rewarding than being a service to the lives of the people in this great state.”
Since 1973, the Jesse White Foundation has helped tens of thousands of individuals who’ve sought additional assistance and has brought national attention to the importance of alleviating homelessness. The organization works with volunteers, elected officials, corporations and many more to provide extra resources to those in need around the community.
This will be Senator Hunter’s 13th year participating in the holiday ham and turkey giveaway.
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