Advocates for senior citizens and people with disabilities are assessing how action today by the Republican governor affects services they say they depend on.
Early this year, Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled a plan to save money, by making it harder for the elderly and disabled individuals to qualify for government aid.
People not deemed needy enough would no longer receive state-provided home care workers, or state-paid nursing home care.
The legislature didn't like that idea, and passed a measure that would require eligibility remain at the status quo.