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Group: No Illinois Budget Equals More Trash

If you think Illinois's budget mess is a bunch of rubbish, you're almost right.

Environmental groups are warning that the possible layoff of the workers who oversee statewide recycling programs could mean an increase in the amount of garbage heading to the dump.

In a message to members, the Illinois Environmental Council sounded a warning about cancellation of recycling grant programs overseen by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

"Suspension of the DCEO recycling and food scrap grants program will send additional waste to Illinois landfills," the organization noted.

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