Afterschool In The News

Rauner Administration Stirs Up Uncertainty By Scaling Back Social Service Funding

Gov. Rauner proclaims Lights On Afterschool Day in Illinois

State Funding Shortages Still Threaten Services

Teen REACHing for Success

Local Boys and Girls Clubs Program Faces Cuts

Teen REACH Among Proposed Rauner Budget Cuts

Quincy Teen REACH Receives 2017 Humanitarian Award

Illinois Budget Crisis Hurting Public Safety, State’s Attorneys Say

Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale Teen Reach program restarts, funding still a concern

Teen REACH to return to Hoopeston

Cass County Health Dept. Teen Reach Program Returns

YMCA’s Teen REACH program receives funding

Teen REACH program to return to YMCA of Rock River Valley

Rockford-area leaders call for state funding for teen program

Community leaders supporting after school programs

Teen REACH after-school program gets a boost with new law, stopgap budget

Teen REACH Law Could Save After-School Program

X-STEAM program students, police play basketball game honoring Park Forest officer

Law enforcement officials urge end to Illinois budget standoff

Rauner to legislators: Pass my reforms or allow budget cuts

Social service groups bemoan lack of state budget

Volunteers create fundraiser, video to raise awareness for Teen Reach program

UPDATE: Rauner announces changes to IL CCAP eligibility rules

Chicago youth take the hit in Rauner’s ideological fight

My View: What losing 41 hours of service means

Violence prevention programs cut, struggling to keep afloat amid state budget crisis

Letters: Resolve budget stand-off to save our communities

MLK Jr. community center struggling to keep ‘teach reach’ program running

Quincy after-school program struggles as state budget stalls funding

Most Parents View STEM in After-School as Elementary, Survey Finds

State lawmaker looking to restore child care subsidies

State budget delay halts Teen REACH program

Illinois Issues: The Battle Over Child Care Cuts


Social service groups sound alarm on Illinois budget impasse

Social Service Advocates Warn Of Dire Consequences Of State Budget Stalemate

‘I don’t care any more who looks weak or strong … because you all look weak’

New report highlights impact of state budget impasse on human services

Social service leaders worry lack of budget is scaring away donors

Luciano: Budget ax falls on cherished community center in East Peoria’s Richland Farms

Call on Lawmakers to End Cuts to Community Programs

Squeeze on Afterschool Programs

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: “If kids have productive things to do after school they don’t go searching around gangs to hang out with”

Sheriff, childcare providers tell Springfield to restore youth services funding cuts

Child care advocates decry state cutbacks

State budget crisis impacting children and families

Illinois budget impacts local services Clay County Health Department suspends Teen R.E.A.C.H. indefinitely

Major changes coming to Illinois childcare eligibility

IL budget impasse threatens Boys and Girls Club members

The high cost of budget cuts When Illinois slashes social services, the vulnerable suffer

State Budget Crisis May Shutter After School Programs

Local Superintendents Push for Funding

Op-Ed: Budget cuts to child care a blow to crime prevention

ELITE Program Deals With Budget Cutbacks

Child Care Advocates Rally Against Budget Impasse, Call Rauner A ‘Budget Bully’ (VIDEO)

My View: Well-being of Rock River Valley residents rests on responsible Illinois budget

State comptroller: Budget impasse hurts nonprofits in metro-east

Brown: State child care cuts cripple preschool programs

Rauner child care cuts threaten fragile system, providers say

Budget Impasse Prompts Governor’s Namesake YMCA To Cut Program For At-Risk Youth

Afterschool Programs Can Help Close the Achievement Gap | Commentary

Pekin mother of two feels effects of budget crisis

State budget impasse creating worries for Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria

More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

Erie Neighborhood House speaks out

Op-Ed: Illinois families cannot afford politics right now

Inaction on budget at Capitol pinches Boys & Girls Clubs

Child care subsidies among first hit by state budget woes

State budget gridlock could affect college grants

Illinois Child Care Providers In A ‘State Of Emergency’ As Budget Impasse Continues

Lack of budget could stop payments to childcare providers

What the state’s budget troubles mean for special needs families

Lack of state budget threatens cuts to East St. Louis Health District

West Side nonprofits prepare for pain – and a fight

Illinois Social Service Supporters Rally For A State Budget Settlement (VIDEO)

YMCA of Metro Chicago Rallies for Families Impacted by Government Shutdown

Updated: Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln’s Challenge

Rauner starts budget cuts to force Dems to negotiate on his agenda

YMCA + Boys +Girls Club: Afterschool fights cycle of trauma and violence

WTVO: Rockford Boys + Girls Club say afterschool provides role models, promote student success

Democrats start passing parts of state budget; Republicans say it’s phony

House Democrats advance budget bills as finger-pointing ensues

Pontiac Boys + Girls Clubs feel the pain of cuts

79 Sesser-Valier students out of an after-school program due to state cuts

DeKalb County State’s Attorney: Afterschool is crimefighting tool

Lake County State’s Attorney +law enforcement oppose afterschool, child care cuts

Cook County Sheriff: Teen REACH is model program

Peoria County Sheriff: Leaving kids unsupervised is not a good recipe for safe communities