Events and news

Standing Up for a DSP Wage Increase – An Open Letter from the CEO and Executive Director

The Governor has proclaimed September 13 – 19 as Direct Support Professional Recognition (DSP) Week in Illinois. Here and across the country, organizations and communities will celebrate their direct support workers for the incredible difference they make each day in the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities. The recognition…
Last modified on Friday, 18 September 2015 09:17

No Boundaries Celebrates Two Years of Breaking Barriers

No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life is about to celebrate its second year of helping young adults with disabilities build practical, usable and much-needed skills for productive, engaged lives!No Boundaries uses established curricula with demonstrated results, and is located in the heart of a thriving Evanston business…
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:17

Letter from the CEO - FY 2016 Budget Update: A Lot Has Happened But Nothing Has Changed

PrologueBack in May, I voiced my strong belief that negotiations between Governor Rauner and legislative leaders on the FY2016 budget would drag on well into the new fiscal year.Throughout the spring session, the Governor had telegraphed his willingness to compromise on raising new revenue if Democrats would accept his pro-business…
Last modified on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:16

"Who We Are" Showcase to Feature Artists with Disabilities at Wine Walk

Wine with a purpose! On September 17th, 2015, Evanston-based JJslist.com will host "Who We Are," an art exhibit by Visibility Arts featuring artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The showcase will be held from 5 to 8pm at 824 Dempster Street in partnership with the second annual Chicago Dempster Evanston…
Last modified on Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:26

Search Opens New In-Home Adult Learning Program

Search is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new in-home adult learning program in July 2015. This program will provide the senior residents of Search's Golfview home with day time classes and activities within the comfort of their own house. This is the third site in a unique…
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:34

Planet Access Company Moves to New State of the Art Facility

Planet Access Company, a leader in third party logistics, order fulfillment, and supply chain management, has recently moved to a new facility in Des Plaines, IL. Planet Access Company (PAC) has been a social enterprise of Search since 1997 and was formerly located in Waukegan, IL.The move allows the warehouse…
Last modified on Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:29

Enough is Enough – Open Letter from CEO John Lipscomb

On June 25, Governor Rauner vetoed 19 of the 20 spending bills comprising the FY 16 budget plan approved by the General Assembly in May.  In what amounted to a game of budgetary Russian roulette, the only FY 16 spending measure to avoid his veto pen was legislation to continue…
Last modified on Monday, 13 July 2015 08:25

New Community Life Initiatives!

Search INK, Search's electronic newsletter, recently sat down for a Q&A with Maggie Davidson, Community Life Coordinator, to learn more about the organization's new initiatives in this area. Want to get Search INK delivered right to your inbox? Sign up here!Q: Could you describe your new position as Community Life…
Last modified on Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:51

FY16 Budget Battle Set to Go into Overtime - Open Letter from CEO John Lipscomb

If you have been skeptical that the Governor and General Assembly will be able to reach agreement on the FY16 budget by the May 31 deadline, your skepticism has not been misplaced.  Events at the Statehouse this week have made it abundantly clear that negotiations on a final budget deal…
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:43
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