Community Resource Expo

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Press Release: Reentry Event

Oct 5, 2015 Comments Off Matt

FOR MORE INFORMATION Matthew Muir 773-784-2002   Representative Cassidy Discusses Reentry Policy, Receives Visionary Award at Safer Foundation Conference Safer Foundation Hosts 14th Annual Policy Conference titled “Bending the Arc Towards Justice” State Representative Kelly Cassidy attended the 14th annual policy conference hosted by CARRE (Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism Through Employment), receiving …

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Funding Survey Results

Sep 4, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Earlier this week, I shared a request for input all House members got from our leadership to offer our priorities for funding among some programs that remain unfunded in the current impasse over the 2016 budget. While nearly 90% of the budget has been appropriated either through the one original budget bill the Governor signed, …

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FY 2016 Funding Survey

Sep 2, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Dear Neighbors, House Leadership recently provided members with a survey asking for a priority list of items that remain unfunded. While we don’t have a budget, many items are receiving funds through continuing appropriations or court orders- these include many human services, employee salaries and state pension system payments. Unfortunately, dozens of items remain completely …

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Conversion Therapy Bill Signed

Aug 21, 2015 Comments Off Matt

News… …from the Illinois House of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        FOR MORE INFORMATION: August 20, 2015                                                                                                                 State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Phone: 773-784-2002   Cassidy Bill Banning Conversion Therapy Signed Into Law Legislation offers the most comprehensive protections in the nation   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, issued the following statement …

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Coffee Hour 7/19

Jul 16, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Join me for a coffee hour on Sunday, July 19th from 1-2:15pm with Senator Heather Steans    

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Parkway Gardening Contest!

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Budget Statement

Jul 14, 2015 Comments Off Matt

July 1st, 2015 At midnight tonight, we enter the new fiscal year without having passed a budget. This budget situation has created considerable confusion, particularly with service providers and individuals who utilize state services. We have yet to get clarity as to what services will be continued under the current circumstances. As we work through the logistics and confusion, please contact our office …

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Gale School: Summer Update

Jun 26, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Update: 6/30: Over the course of the last several weeks, our office, along with others, has been working to address the crisis created by the lack of funding for Gale School’s OS/4 summer program. In addition to urging Chicago Public Schools to seek other ways to fund the program in the absence of a viable …

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Gale Summer School Threatened

Jun 15, 2015 Comments Off Matt

As many of you have heard, the summer school program at Gale Math and Science Academy has been put on hold due to budgetary issues. I have co-authored a letter, along with State Senator Heather Steans, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Alderman Joe Moore requesting a speedy solution, along with comprehensive assistance to parents who are …

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