An Illinois Department of Human Services employee will serve jail time for arranging benefits for her boyfriend and a gaggle of fictitious children, according to the Daily Herald. Police are still searching for the Lisle man.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, June 11, 2012
A Illinois Department of Human Services employee who stole more than $21,000 in food stamps received jail time and probation from a DuPage County Court judge Monday, according to a Daily Herald report. Ebony Martin, of Maywood, arranged for a Lisle man she was dating to receive food stamp benefits for himself "and four ficticious children," and re-sold some of the stamps, according to the report. Police have been unable to locate the boyfriend in question, Keith B. Jones, according to the report. Read the full story.
Local community-based organization urges public to contact legislators to restore funding to human services programs.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The state budget currently on its way to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature will eliminate funding for job coaching for 3,000 people with developmental disabilities who are employed in Illinois. That's the assessment of the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services, according to the Ray Graham Association, which provides services in DuPage County for people with disabilities. According to Kim Zoeller, president and CEO of the Ray Graham Association, the Division of Rehabilitation Services told RGA that $1 million has been eliminated from the budget for human services programs. Included is funding for job coaching for those with developmental disabilities who are employed. "The budget that passed allocated about $779 million for Community …