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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) released the following statement after the passage of the Fiscal Year 2025 budget, which supports funding for a child tax credit, reproductive health care, and domestic violence resources:

“This budget season was particularly difficult without American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help fund crucial state programs. We fought hard for programs that represent the best of what Illinois has to offer. We will continue fighting as long as it takes for underrepresented communities to get the resources they need.

“With that being said, I am pleased that we were able to continue to prioritize reproductive health care by investing into clinics, hotlines, training programs, and consultations. We are also seeing additional funding for domestic violence assistance.

“We have further maintained supporting underrepresented communities by making an increase investment to the child tax credit. These investments ensure that Illinois continues to provide additional support to communities in need.”