Budget impasse continues to impact family services

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The Illinois budget impasse continues to impact everyday people in the state.

Through the Early Intervention Program, therapists help children from birth to 3-years-old with their development if a doctor has concerns.

But now, with no budget in place, paying for the state program has been inconsistent.

Therapists have waited months for payments and it’s driving some places out of business.

A statement the governor’s office says:

One of the governor’s first actions in office was to save child care from the deliberate underfunding by the Democratic majority in the last fiscal year. Now, the administration is taking steps to responsibly manage the state’s finances due to the $4 billion budget hole created by the legislature this year. The governor’s reforms will free up resources to help the most vulnerable and grow the economy.

WGN’s Cortney Hall has the full story.