Hours won’t be cut in program for Ill. elderly

Governor Rod Blagojevich’s office says services won’t be reduced in a program for elderly residents.

Governor Rod Blagojevich’s office says services won’t be reduced in a program for elderly residents. Hours were to have been reduced in a program that serves about 50,000 people and helps the elderly remain in their homes. Blagojevich spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said agencies had been told to hold back money in reserves because of budget problems. A reduction in hours in the Community Care Program was a way the Illinois Department on Aging was to achieve that. Quinn says that won’t happen. She said the state will look elsewhere for $12 million in savings, but she did not provide details about where officials might find the money. AP ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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