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  • Friday, April 17, 2015 

    CJC Seeks Your Help: Reviewing WIOA Regulations

    CJC is seeking your help as we review the proposed regulations for WIOA & submit public comments.

    On April 2, the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) released five notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) governing implementation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).   The five NPRMs cover:

    CJC would like to invite YOU to help us review the draft regulations and inform public comments that CJC will submit to DOL and ED (due June 15). This is an opportunity to influence the final WIOA regulations so they work best for the workforce and adult education systems and the individuals you serve!  The NPRMs cover a range of topics, including:

    • Performance accountability
    • State and local governance
    • Priority and special populations
    • Training (training services, ITAs, eligible training providers, work-based training)
    • Youth services
    • Adult education and literacy activities

    If you are interested in helping review the draft regulations, please be in touch with Liz Czarnecki (, 312-252-0458) by Wednesday, April 22.  We invite you to read as many or as few sections of the regulations as you’d like and will work with you to identify specific sections for reading based on your interest!  We will also provide you with some guiding questions to inform your reading and provide feedback to CJC.

    Thank you for considering this opportunity and let us know if you have any questions!

  • Monday, April 6, 2015 

    Gov. Rauner Suspends Multiple FY15 Human Service Grants

    Governor Rauner announced Friday the suspension of nearly $26 million of funding for Department of Human Services, Department of Public Health, and workforce programs through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for fiscal year 2015. As of April 6, 2015 the list of cuts is as follows:

    Department of Human Services

    • Funeral & Burial, $6.9 million
    • Immigrant Integration Services, $3.4 million
    • Welcoming Centers, $191,300
    • ARC Lifespan, $118,100
    • Best Buddies, $250,000
    • Autism, $1 million
    • Group Home Loans, $20,000
    • Compulsive Gambling, $406,000
    • Westside Health, $94,200
    • Addiction Prevention, $1.6 million
    • Assistance for Homeless, $300,000
    • Community Services, $2 million
    • Teen REACH, $3.1 million
    • Coalition F/Tech Assist-Child, $250,000
    • For Children’s Health Program, $231,600
    • Outreach to Individuals to Engage in Services, $380,700
    • Regions Special Consumer Support, $277,700
    • SMRF Training, $420,100
    • Transportation, $43,900
    • DD Latino Outreach, $87,500
    • Microboard Development and Outreach, $47,500
    • Epilepsy, $514,700

    Department of Public Health

    • Brothers and Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS, $789,800
    • Increasing Access to Health Care-Wellness on Wheels,  $180,000
    • Wellness on Wheels – Mobile Administration 2015,  $135,000
    • Illinois Tobacco Quitline, $3.1 million
    • Project Safe Sleep Education and Outreach, $250,000
    • MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute, $75,000

    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Workforce Programs

    • Job Training and Economic Development, $2.1 million

    It’s time to step up and speak out against these – and the proposed FY 2016 – cuts and share how they will severely impact communities across Illinois. Here’s how you can take action today:

    • JOIN fellow advocates for two rallies this week in Chicago: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights rally – Wednesday, April 8 at 12pm at the Thompson Center (click here for more information) | Access Living rally – Thursday, April 9 at 12pm at the Thompson Center (click here for more information)
    • SHARE how the proposed FY 2016 cuts would impact you and your community. Click here to download and fill out a worksheet from Illinois Partners for Human Service. After completing this worksheet, e-mail it to Illinois Partners’ Judith Gethner ( as well as your state legislators (click here to find your legislator’s contact information).
    • SUBMIT a letter to the editor to your local paper on how these suspended funds and the proposed FY 2016 budget will devastate communities and individuals across Illinois.

    If you have questions, need assistance with these action items, or have information regarding additional program cuts, please contact:

    • Dan Lyonsmith, Director of Policy & Advocacy | or 312.252.0461
    • Andrés Moreno, Senior Communications & Outreach Associate | or 312.252.0467

    Thank you and be sure to check back for continuous updates and ways you can make your voice heard.

  • Friday, April 3, 2015 

    TAKE ACTION – Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts

    The current FY 2015 budget crisis has been resolved.  Last summer the General Assembly passed a budget without any cuts – even though the temporary income tax hike expired January 1st of this calendar year – leaving a budget hole for the current fiscal year.  Immediately we saw child care subsidies issued through the Illinois Department of Human Services and state prisons running out of operating funds.

    Last week the Governor and legislative leaders compromised on a solution to the funding crisis. The solution relied on a 2.5 percent across-the-board spending cut for the rest of the fiscal year and a sweep of special funds equaling $1.3 billion.  The most notable was a $500 million sweep of the Road Fund, which is often spared when sweeps are enacted.  A few areas were spared from major cuts including:

    • Services for people with developmental disabilities and mental health services (receiving a slight increase)
    • Education (receiving only minor cuts)
    • Hospitals and local governments

    HB 317 and HB 318 are the legislative vehicles for the FY 2015 budget patch and the two bills passed with a majority of Republican legislators and minority of Democrats voting for the measure.

    The next big challenge is to pass next year’s budget which will be the first full year that the state will have to balance the budget without proceeds from the temporary income tax hike.

    Here’s how you can take action today to prevent cuts to critical programs and services that support job seekers and their families:

    • JOIN fellow advocates for a Rights & Revenue rally Thursday, April 9 at 12 noon in Chicago. Click here for more information.
    • MEET with your state legislators while they’re home in their districts during spring break and share with them the harm these proposed cuts will have on your community or the clients you serve. Click here to find your legislator’s contact information, here for talking points from the Responsible Budget Coalition, and here for a legislative fact sheet from Social IMPACT Research Center highlighting the community members, institutions, and programs most impacted by the state budget.
    • SUBMIT a letter to the editor to your local paper on how the FY 2016 proposed budget will devastate communities and individuals across Illinois.

    If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact:

    • Dan Lyonsmith, Director of Policy & Advocacy | or 312.252.0461
    • Andrés Moreno, Senior Communications & Outreach Associate | or 312.252.0467

    Thank you and spread the word!

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 

    TAKE ACTION – Make your Voices Heard Against Harmful Cuts

    Illinois’ new Governor has proposed slashing billions of dollars in order to balance the state budget. These cuts will devastate low-income workers and families across Illinois with cuts to human services, Medicaid, subsidized childcare, and higher education.

    The testimony agenda for the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Senate Appropriations budget hearing on March 16 has been finalized. If you were interesting in testifying but did not make it onto the agenda, there are many opportunities to make your voices heard:

    • SPEAK OUT: If you know of an individual who would be impacted by the proposed cuts and that person is willing to be interviewed by the media, please fill out a form by clicking here.
    • SHOW UP:  IDHS’ Appropriations Hearings March 16th in Chicago and March 19th in Springfield (click here for more information on both hearings). Share how specific funding has assisted you or your community by brining written testimony to either hearing. Please limit testimony to one page. Organizations may also submit a written statement on letterhead stressing the need for revenue to fund essential programs.
    • USE SOCIAL MEDIA: Remember to use social media to amplify our united voice. Follow the Chicago Jobs Council on Facebook and Twitter for the latest budget updates and also follow our friends at the Responsible Budget Coalition (Facebook | Twitter).  Be sure to use the hashtags #NoCuts & #Twill when tweeting your message against the proposed cuts.

    If you need any assistance with sharing your stories as testimony, with the media, or on social media or have any questions, please contact:

    • Dan Lyonsmith, Director of Policy & Advocacy | or 312.252.0461
    • Andrés Moreno, Senior Communications & Outreach Associate | or 312.252.0467

    Thank you for your continued partnership, and please spread the word on opportunities to speak out against these devastating cuts!

    P.S. Did you miss yesterday’s Day of Action Budget Rally in Springfield? Click here to view photos from yesterday’s successful event!


    (Update) TAKE ACTION – Share How Budget Cuts Affect Your Family and Community

    The time for the Monday, March 16 hearing has been moved from 9:00am to 10:00am and is now scheduled to end at 1:00pm. Witness slots for testimonies are now FULL for the March 16 hearing. Be on the lookout for other ways you can share your story and speak out against these harmful cuts.

    If Illinois’ proposed budget passes, low-income workers and families across Illinois will continue to endure slashes to human services, Medicaid, and higher education.

    Do you have a story to share about how budget cuts will affect your family and community? There will be two Public State Senate hearings to discuss the real impact of the Governor’s proposed budget cuts to the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS):

    • DHS Hearing — Monday, March 16 from 10:00am – 1:00pm | Michael A. Bilandic Building – 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago
    • HFS Hearing — Monday, March 23 from 9:00am – 12:00pm | Michael A. Bilandic Building – 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago

    If you have a testimony to share (or know someone who does) for the March 23 hearing, please contact Jim Picchetti at (312) 714-8706 or by Thursday, March 12 to coordinate (witness slots are now full for the March 16 hearing). Those who plan to attend either hearings must be at the Bilandic Building by 8:30am with photo ID in order to get through security. For more information, click here to view a flyer for the hearing and be sure to spread the word!

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015 

    TAKE ACTION — Springfield Day of Action Budget Rally

    Governor Rauner has proposed an irresponsible, devastating, and unfair budget. If passed, low-income workers and families across Illinois will continue to endure slashes to human services, Medicaid, and higher education. As the negotiations begin, we need to be in Springfield and make it clear that we won’t be pitted against each other.

    Organizations across the state are planning a Day of Action in Springfield Wednesday, March 11. Participants (including Chicago Jobs Council staff) will visit legislators and coordinate actions inside and outside of the capitol building that illustrate the budget’s impact on our communities.

    Please plan to join fellow advocates next Wednesday! The more people in Springfield on March 11, the higher the risk to Governor Rauner and the state legislature if they pursue this harmful budget.

    If you need assistance with planning your Springfield trip, please contact:

    • Dan Lyonsmith, Director of Policy & Advocacy | or 312.252.0461
    • Andrés Moreno, Senior Communications & Outreach Associate | or 312.252.0467

    If you are unable to travel to Springfield, please contact your lawmakers today and tell them how continued cuts will negatively impact your community. Find your legislator’s contact information by clicking here. Spread the word and we look forward to seeing you in Springfield on March 11!

    (Did you read our response to the Governor’s budget address? Click here to read it).

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 

    Springfield Day of Action – Push Back Against Proposed Budget Cuts!

    Governor Rauner has proposed an irresponsible, immoral  and disastrous budget.  As the negotiations begin, we need to be in Springfield and make it clear that we won’t be pitted against each other.

    Organizations across the state are planning a big Day of Action in Springfield on Wednesday, March 11 as  part of a national day of action – where people in 16 states are rising up to take back their statehouses! Participants will visit legislators and coordinate actions inside and outside of the capitol building that illustrate the budget’s impacts in our communities.

    The more people in Springfield on March 11, the higher the risk to Rauner and the legislature if they pursue this harmful budget.

    If you need bus transportation to Springfield, please contact the following individuals as soon as possible to reserve transportation:

    Spread the word and check back for additional updates on the March 11th Day of Action!

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 

    Announcing the Chicago Jobs Council’s New Executive Director

    The Chicago Jobs Council is excited to announce that Carrie Thomas has been selected as its new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2015! In addition to her seven years of experience as CJC’s Associate Director, Carrie gained valuable experience while working with the Jobs Now Coalition and The Employment and Opportunity Project in Minnesota. In addition, she worked with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, Project Hope, the Erikson Institute and the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School in Chicago. Read more about the decision in an open letter from CJC’s Board President, John Plunkett, by clicking here.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015 

    Governor’s Budget Devastates Workers: Will Undermine Illinois’ Recovery

    For some, Illinois’ economy is in recovery. But for many more, the recession continues unabated. Over 400,000 working families are poor or near poverty in Illinois—50,000 more families than in 2007. The unemployment rate in some communities is 30%.  Black Illinoisans suffer a 14.4% unemployment rate.

    Instead of creating opportunities, Illinois’ new Governor has decided that struggling jobseekers and their families are not important to Illinois’ economic future.  Illinois will never prosper if it sacrifices services for Illinoisans who seek work. The cuts proposed by the new Governor will devastate workers and communities across the state.  They will push more people into unemployment.

    In his budget address, the Governor called for “shared sacrifices” to close a $6 billion deficit. But he has targeted the most vulnerable Illinoisans to bear the burden of his cuts, without asking those who thrive to pay their share. That does not resemble any type of “sharing” we’re familiar with.  In contrast, the budget outlined is hyper regressive – hurting you more, the poorer you are.

    Low-income workers and families in Illinois have endured slashes to human services, Medicaid, and higher education for years. Now, the Governor targets subsidized childcare, funding for transit, higher education, youth services, and more. This will exacerbate the challenges people have getting jobs and undermine the health of Illinois’ economy.

  • Friday, October 24, 2014 

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Resources

    President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.  The law passed with a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House and Senate and it reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act for six years from 2015-2020.

    In order to track the important changes made by this legislation to our national workforce system, a WIOA resource page was created on the Chicago Jobs Council’s Workforce and Information Resource Exchange (WIRE), which can be accessed by clicking here.

    In addition to the WIRE, you can also monitor the implementation of WIOA on the following websites:

    If you have any questions about WIOA, please contact Steve Simmons, Senior Policy Associate at 312-252-0435 or or Liz Czarnecki, Senior Policy Associate at 312-252-0458 or

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