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One of the most vital community centers in the Chicago area will be closed–as will many other important services–under the latest Illinois budget. People coping with a variety of mental, physical and emotional issues will be without the support system that keeps them going.

But hey, there’s $17 million in there for zoos.

A dozen community service agencies will be holding a rally. Many of their clients will be there as well.

More information below.
“The rally is to protest the 50% budget cut for community services is in the current
FY10 state budget. We would have to close. The consumers did letters today,
they are heartbreaking. If anyone wants to interview
consumers/families/staff or use letters for columns, they can contact Lynn at
(708) 429-1260  x.1233.”
Lynn Zona
Director of Program Services
Southwest Community Services, Inc.
6775 Prosperi Drive
Tinley Park, Il. 60477
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