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Illinois General Assembly approves FY21 budget in special session

Lawmakers returned to Springfield May 20-23, 2020 to finish out the rest of the spring session that was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This…

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Coronavirus Q&As with Illinois DCFS Acting Director Marc Smith

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is holding weekly COVID-19 webinars for Acting Director Marc Smith to provide guidance and answers to questions…

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ICOY lobbies for needs of underserved youth in Illinois

Front Line Child Welfare and Youth Service Organizations to Educate Lawmakers on Challenges of Protecting At-Risk Youth SPRINGFIELD (FEBRUARY, 26 2020) – More than…

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Removal of statute of limitations on sexual crimes resulting in liability insurance challenges

On January 1, a new law took effect in Illinois that removes the statute of limitations for a range of criminal sexual assault charges….

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Illinois selected as a Regional Partnership Grant Round 6 Recipient

We are delighted to announce that the Eastern Illinois Intact Family Recovery Proposal was selected for funding! This five-year Federal grant will replicate the…

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ICOY testifies that human service providers need resources to support minimum wage increase

On Tuesday, September 17, ICOY CEO Andi Durbin testified before the Chicago City Council Committee on Workforce Development about the financial impact a proposed…

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ICOY condemns new ‘public charge’ immigration rule

On Wednesday, August 14, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final ‘public charge’ immigration rule. Unless legal action is successful, the rule change will…

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ICOY receives grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County for Medicaid Technical Assistance Center

Chicago, IL (June 18, 2019) – Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County…

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ICOY applauds the passage of the FY2020 Illinois State Budget

On behalf of the children, youth, and families who need community support to weather life’s storms, we applaud the bipartisan passage of a balanced…

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Community organizations offer solutions to rebuild Illinois’ collapsed child welfare system

Springfield – Illinois’ largest group of child-serving community-based organizations, the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY), today outlined five critical changes it believes will help…

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