As the heart of the White Sox offense went to bat against possible state cuts for human services, Gov. Quinn on Wednesday appeared to back away from making those funding reductions next week as his administration had once threatened.
Sox stars Paul Konerko and Jim Thome wrote a letter to the editor to the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, urging lawmakers not to allow massive cuts to foster-care services. “Many of the deepest cuts directly target programs designed to protect children,” wrote the two athletes, who are partners with Children’s Home & Aid. “Today, one in six children is at risk for abuse or neglect. If these cuts are made, more at-risk children will suffer.”
June 25, 2009
Sox players protest cuts in foster-care services
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