Despite reports of funding cuts to non-profit groups across the state in the next budget cycle, there is still nothing concrete for area agencies to plan for.
Judy Brucker is the Executive Director of the Children's Advocacy Center, she says they have received nothing on what the future of the funding they receive from the state may be. She explains that has made it tough on them as they prepare for the next fiscal year.
Brucker explains she was recently part in a legislative day that was geared towards Illinois' Children's Advocacy Centers. She explains several high profile figures helped in presenting the information why funding for their efforts should remain.
According to Brucker, around 20-percent of their budget is made up of private funds. She points to the Marriott in uptown Normal as one of their great partners in allowing them to host a lot of different events there.
While Brucker remains positive about the vibes they are getting from Springfield about the future of their funding, she will be less apprehensive once the deal is made and signatures are make them final.