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Streator Unlimited says proposed governor’s budget will help agency

Budget could increase direct service provider wages By Michael Feb. 24, 2020 Gov. JB Pritzker presented his budget address Wednesday, outlining plans for the 2021 fiscal year, which came with some good news for Streator Unlimited. A proposed funding increase to the agency would increase wages for its direct care staff, giving them a $1 per hour raise starting July 1 and another $0.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2021. “This would help us keep up with the rising minimum wage and begin to get a little ahead of the increases, which is critical,” said a Feb. 19 news release from Streator Unlimited Director John Mallaney. “We appreciate the ...