Is This How To Balance The State Budget?


   Stricter Eligibility Criteria for Seniors and People with Disabilities?Politics is our way of life, whether we like it or not. It’s what makes our country great. But it can also be frustrating and confusing. The state of Illinois is facing very difficult times. It is our politician’s responsibility to…

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Who Is Harmed by the Illinois Budget Fiasco?

The QuestionEvery day we read new information about the growing impact of the lack of a budget for the State of Illinois. So who is actually harmed by this? Let’s look at just two examples. ExamplesChildren and families who use subsidized daycare services; the employers of those who lose the…

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Metro East Cooling Centers

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SharingCooling Centers Call the center directly for hours and accessibility Wood River Roundhouse Wood River Parks and Recreation 633 North Wood River Avenue Wood River, IL 62095 (618) 251-3130 Extreme Heat Cooling Centers St. Pauls United Church of Christ 123 East Dee Street Lebanon, IL 62254 (618) 537-4991 Extreme Heat…

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Open Letter from Linc’s Director


It is with great sadness that I write to you today advising you that due to the lack of a budget agreement for FY16, LINC will be laying off 7 people and furloughing down to 25.5 hours per week for the remaining 9 staff. Not only will this negatively affect…

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Cosmic Bingo

Libby Deaf Advocate

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the LINC Cosmic Bingo such a wonderful success. LINC Staff/Board deserve a big Thank You. Thanks to our community partners and all of the great supporters who donated money to sponsor games and items for the silent auction. For all who put tables…

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