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Disability rights advocates to host news conference at Capitol building

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SPRINGFIELD - A grassroots disability rights group will host a news conference on the impact of cuts to home and community-based services Monday.  Disability advocates with the group Chicago ADAPT will be at the State Capitol Building in Springfield to urge state lawmakers to pass a budget that would make a temporary income tax increase permanent.

Advocates say that if the tax is not made permanent, people with disabilities who use state funded programs will experience a devastating cut in services, which could include the loss of several hundreds of jobs.

The conference is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.  A candlelight vigil will be held outside the east entrance of the Capitol at 8:30 p.m., following the conference.
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