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February 24, 2010

Dear Illinois Arts Council Constituents,
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) today launched, a website that allows Illinois residents to provide feedback that will be used to shape the state's fiscal year 2011 budget.
This is the first time in Illinois' history that you can actively participate in the state's budgeting process. As you know, the State of Illinois is in dire financial condition and the budget for next year will be even worse than the current one. The potential responses for this historically difficult situation may include deep cuts or total suspension of many state programs as well as calls for additional revenue sources, as Governor Quinn has proposed. The Governor and legislators are in a very difficult position as they try to address these huge challenges. The more information they have from their constituents about how next year's budget should be constructed, the better the Governor, senators, and representatives will understand their constituents' priorities.
I encourage you to review this new website and make use of this opportunity to apprise the Governor's Office of Management and Budget of your priorities for the state's fiscal year 2011 budget. 
Note that all submissions are subject to public disclosure.

Terry A. Scrogum 
Terry A. Scrogum
Executive Director
Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Arts Council
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-500
Chicago, IL 60601-3230
Phone: 312/814-6750
Toll free in Illinois: 800/237-6994
TTY: 888/261-7957
Fax: 312/814-1471

Shirley R. Madigan, Chairman
Terry A. Scrogum, Executive Director