ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to ensure that older adults have the resources they need, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, passed legislation creating the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Pilot Program, which was signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The program will begin on Jan. 1, 2024 and will connect Will County grandparents who are raising their grandchildren with relevant state-provided resources and services to ensure they are receiving the support they are entitled to.
“With the many burdens that older adults must face, it is critical that they are taking advantage of every resource that is available to them,” said Manley. “The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program will ensure that grandparents have the tools they need to be able to support themselves and their grandchildren. Thank you to Gov. Pritzker for signing this essential piece of legislation. I look forward to continuing to advocate for my constituents and work to find and pass solutions to the issues they are facing.”