Policy News

The Responsible Budget Coalition has released this new factsheet in response to the ongoing budget crisis in Illinois. The state needs a fair and fully funded budget now, with increased revenue and appropriate support of our social service safety net. Read the full report:

EverThrive IL is partnering this spring with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless on HB3709 - Removing Barriers to Counseling Services for At-Risk Youth. This bill increases the access to mental health services for Illinois youth and allows providers to use their best judgement when continuing to serve these individuals. 

Today, the U.S House of Representatives voted 217-213 to approve the American Health Care Act, which repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act and fundamentally, permanently, and devastatingly alters the Medicaid program. EverThrive Illinois is deeply disappointed by this action, including the decision of the seven GOP members from the Illinois Congressional Delegation to support this bill.

The AHCA, should it be approved by the Senate, will have a particularly drastic and negative impact on women and children in Illinois and across the country:


Find a full overview of state and federal policy below from EverThrive IL Policy Director, Nadeen Isreal. For additional policy news and updates, check out the Policy corner or sign up for our action network. 


Thursday, May 4

State Policy:

Budget Update
Non-Budget/Legislative Priorities

Federal Policy:

Thursday, April 6
Lifeline budget introduced in Springfield last night as another stopgap measure to address the state budget crisis.