Illinois has lost people and businesses to other states for a number of reasons. Without a budget for months and months, Illinois is viewed as a state that can’t get its act together and is affecting millions of people in an adverse way. Stew Cohen talks to State Senator Pam Althoff, McHenry, Illinois Republican on the impact of a state with no budget.
A BARRINGTON COUPLE…WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS…..DIRECTS WORK ON A TWO-STORY HOME IN JOHNSBURG, IN MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS . BILL AND CONNIE SCHEY ARE BEHIND AN EFFORT TO HAVE A HOME BUILT AND SOLD IN TIME FOR MEMORIAL DAY…AND THE ENTIRE AMOUNT GOING TO FOLDS OF HONOR, AN ORGANIZATION PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO SPOUSES AND CHILDREN OF AMERICA’S FALLEN AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS. BILL SCHEY IS A VETERAN OF THE U-S MARINES AND HE WAS MY GUEST ON NORTHWEST SPECTRUM.
Warm Your Heart with the Gift of Shelter. This is the Pioneer Center’s appeal goal for 2016 to help the growing number of homeless have a place to stay this winter through McHenry County PADS and to provide them with food, shelter, and services. Stew Cohen talks to Barb Swanson and Laurie Bivona of Pioneer Center for Human Services. Bivona is the director of marketing and Swanson is the donor relations and community development coordinator.
What triggers homelessness? Loss of a job is 31%, bills higher than earnings at 13%, evicted by family members at 11%, abuse at home at 9%, incarcerated at 10%, sick/disabled/mental illness at 9%, change in family status at 9%, and drug/alcohol at 8%.
Your tax-deductible donation can be made online at www.giftofshelter.org or donations can be mailed to McHenry County PADS Administrative Office, 4100 Veterans Parkway, McHenry, Illinois, 60050.