State funding for indigent burials at risk - KMOV.com

State funding for indigent burials at risk

The Illinois Funeral Directors Association is urging state legislators to draft a partial year budget that continues to provide the $1,655 funeral and burial stipend for indigent people.

Because of Illinois' budget deficits the governor wants to cut, among other reductions, $238 million from the Illinois Department of Human Services, the agency that provides the indigent service.

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