ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 17 AND THEREAFTER - Joe Lagen, 67, unpacks his home-delivered meal, Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Bellwood, Ill. Lagen pays $18 a week for state-subsidized hot lunches that ... more 
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 17 AND THEREAFTER - Joe Lagen, 67, unpacks his home-delivered meal, Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Bellwood, Ill. Lagen pays $18 a week for state-subsidized hot lunches that are delivered to his door Monday through Friday. The program provides his only nutritionally balanced meal each day, he said. He doesn't drive anymore because of severe dizziness caused by cardiovascular disease. His wife, Doris, died in 1996. Budget cuts to programs that deliver meals to homebound seniors in Illinois may force some frail elderly into nursing homes, a more expensive option for both the individuals and the state, advocates say. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Brian Kersey
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 10:07 AM EDT