About 41,261 Metro Springfield residents – or about 18.1 percent of the region’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.
Approximately 1.9 million Illinoisans – or about 15 percent of the state’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.
Welfare offices in Lincoln and Springfield saw food stamp costs drop by an average of 7.42 percent from January 2015 to January 2017, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.
More than 1,000 pending discrimination in Illinois will continue to wait their turn in line after the House voted recently not to combine the Illinois Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Illinois Department of Human Rights (DHR), according to a state press release.
The Illinois Department of Human Services and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have openings available to help SNAP recipients receive training and learn skills to gain meaningful employment.
To raise public awareness about and honor employment of
individuals with physical and mental disabilities, President Obama recently declared October National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Illinois has scheduled multiple events around this year’s theme: “Inclusion Works.”