Illinois Department of Human Services on why able-bodied adults will need jobs to benefit from SNAP program

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Grace Hou, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services, speaks to the City Club of Chicago, September 16, 2019 (City Club of Chicago)

Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou joins John Williams to explain the “able-bodied” program, which requires food stamp recipients in Cook County to work at least 20 hours a week. Grace then gives John her prediction of the outcome of this program, and explains who is exempt from the change.

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