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Pantries, Shelters Feeling Pinch Of Food Stamp Cut

By Amanda Vinicky

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Food pantries and homeless shelters say they are beginning to notice repercussions of a reduction in food stamps that will take effect Friday, Nov. 1. A temporary hike in benefits that kicked in during the recession expires this week. 

Categories: Agriculture, Food, Health

AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 28, 2013

Gov. Quinn Asks Lawmakers For An Extra $221 Million

By The Associated Press

Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year. The request comes on top of the $35 billion budget the Legislature approved in May.

Categories: Economics, Government

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