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Little City and “Together for Choice” unite in DC

Washington D.C. welcomed Little City and other members of “Together for Choice” on Nov. 8th for Illinois Day on Capitol Hill. “Together for Choice” is a national advocacy organization with a mission to protect and advance the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and thrive in communities and settings of … read more

Icebreakers Break Barriers with Advocacy

Robbie and Kevin were more than 200 miles from their homes at Little City, but they had never been as connected to Little City as they were on that May afternoon. The two longtime Little City residents were in Springfield fighting for the causes they believed in with three of their fellow residents. They visited … read more


LITTLE CITY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS. WE’RE ALSO AT THE FOREFRONT OF POSITIVE CHANGE. Some might expect that the recent news media accounts broadcasting the extremely devastating and horrific actions of a few former staff would dampen our advocacy and temporarily silence our voice.  We cannot and will not allow the wanton and reckless acts … read more

Little City responds to Gov. Rauner’s veto of House Bill 5931

Little City encourages all of its stakeholders to contact local lawmakers and the Governor’s office to encourage them to support $15 per hour for Direct Support Professionals Dear Little City Families and Friends, Little City is deeply disappointed in the recent decision by Governor Bruce Rauner to veto House Bill 5931  that would have provided … read more

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services