On August 26, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 5931. The bill proposed raising wages by 40% for direct support professionals serving the approximately 27,000 state residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). House Bill 5931 called for the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase its rates and reimbursements so that direct support professionals would earn a base wage of not less than $15 per hour and other front line personnel would earn a commensurate wage . . .
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