Director HoltonJohn K. Holton, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging and a member of the Governor's Cabinet, is an ambassador for the more than two million older people in Illinois. He oversees a staff of 160 individuals. The Illinois Council on Aging, with its citizen and legislative members, serves as the advisory body to the Department on Aging.

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    The delivery of services administered by the Illinois Department on Aging is privatized through senior centers and other social service agencies. Much of our state and federal funds are coordinated through the 13 Area Agencies on Aging, including 12 not-for-profit corporations and the City of Chicago. The Department works in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging to contract with service providers that serve older people directly in their local communities.  

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    Illinois Department on Aging Fiscal Year 2015 Enacted Budget