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Celebrate Opportunity for Working Illinois Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) encourages work, supports family financial stability and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, our community partners, and hundreds of volunteers each year take action to connect working families to the EITC. It’s good for families, it’s good… Read more »

Seven Months into State Budget Impasse, United Way of Illinois Survey Shows Extensive Cuts to Human Service Programs and Harm to Sector

A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows the deepening impact of the budget impasse on the most vulnerable citizens across Illinois and on the human service sector overall. Results… Read more »