IMPRUVE observes Kwanzaa annually during our board elections. WE are recruiting organizers, volunteers, advisors, directors to help move us forward in 2017. The image of headstone and casket above represented the death of fairness, equality in human services as Illinois budget cuts ran rampant like a giant wave over the clients from the disability, youth, labor and senior community. ADAPT, AYLP, Alliance for Community Services, members of the Mental Health Movement, STOP, Progress Center, and Access Living were there.Inside the casket were stories from DHS clients on how the budget cuts are affecting them. They call us consumers, but what are we consuming. Seems private entities like Maximus and others are consuming services by cutting persons off, while legislators refuse to raise the income tax or make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes or make traders pay a fee on their transactions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or Board of Trade . This fee is nicknamed the "Robin Hood" tax.