Erie House Statement on Month 12 of the State Budget Impasse


June 1, 2016 | Chicago, IL

The state of Illinois entered its 12th month without a balanced budget today. We at Erie Neighborhood House lament what this means for our state’s most vulnerable people—children, women, working families, immigrants, the elderly and people with disabilities—who are in such dire need of a strong network of social services that invests resources in our communities.

Simply put, this is unacceptable.

We are therefore urging lawmakers to consider the ramifications of the ongoing budget impasse. It’s time to pass a fair, balanced budget that identifies new streams of revenue to ensure human services remain intact. The wellbeing of our state and the people they were elected to serve are counting on them to do the right thing.

Kirstin Chernawsky, Executive Director
Erie Neighborhood House

Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches 5,000 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latino and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. For more information, please visit

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