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Quinn cuts back on cutbacks

Feb 24, 2011 8:11:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Human services funding, once set for $208 million reduction, now will be sliced by about half that

Facing a torrent of protest, Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday cut in half plans to impose more than $200 million in drastic reductions next month on the Department of Human Services, including a cutoff of state funding for drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs that threatened to shutter several providers of addiction services.