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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has begun to implement some of the cuts approved by lawmakers as part of a budget fix for this fiscal year.

The legislation that aims to close a $1.6 billion budget gap includes transfers from special funds as well as a 2.25 percent across-the-board cut to various state agencies and programs.

According to a document released by Rauner's budget office, the Department of Human Services will be cut by $1.1 million. Programs affected include a $419,000 cut to domestic violence shelters, a $103,000 reduction to homeless youth services and $11,000 from the University of Illinois' Sickle Cell Center.

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