Eighty years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935, Social Security remains one of the nation’s most successful, effective, and popular programs. It provides a foundation of income on which workers can build to plan for their retirement. It also provides valuable social insurance protection to workers who become disabled and to families whose breadwinner dies.
The Illinois legislature plans to reconvene next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget.
Senate President John Cullerton told members Thursday they should return to Springfield on Wednesday. The House also is expected to be in session.
Lawmakers have been working on a stopgap budget to fund schools and other government services in the fiscal year that begins July 1.