Illinois families receiving food assistance will get less of it starting next month.
Extra money provided under the 2009 federal stimulus bill will expire on November 1st. As a result, an individual who gets help under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program… or SNAP… will receive $11 per month less in benefits. A family of four will get $36 per month less.
More than 2 million people in Illinois receive benefits under the program.