More than 650 people across Illinois stepped up to become community health workers since March of 2021. While funding might run out for the pandemic assistance, many of those workers want to continue their service.
Following a 10th contempt of court holding in six months for keeping children in medical facilities longer than necessary, and a state audit finding fault with the department, Illinois House Republicans say it’s time for the director to go.
Following viral videos in recent months depicting large groups rushing into stores and stealing as much merchandise as they can carry, Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a bill meant to crack down on those types of crime.
Illinois Democrats gathered downstate Wednesday to urge the US Senate to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act and codify the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade into law. But they also said they are prepared in the event of abortion loses its legal protection.
Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois state lawmakers recognized gun violence as a public health crisis in the state last fall. Lawmakers passed several plans this spring to combat the issue with an emphasis on mental health resources.
Four fire fighters were honored today for losing their lives in service to their communities through the fire department. It’s a large sacrifice, but to the fire fighters at the memorial today, they say what they do is nothing out of the ordinary.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin doesn’t want to address the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade this summer until it is official. He said it is irresponsible to speculate what the final decision will be, and he will only address the issue when the decision is handed down.
Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health are facing backlash after a new audit found major problems in the state’s response to the deadly 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association says families in central and southern Illinois could soon be paying nearly $600 more in annual electricity costs since they say there will be less reliability for the MISO power grid.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over and people should remain cautious. While the new case and hospitalization rates are significantly lower than this time last year, state leaders want to make sure Illinois doesn’t have another COVID surge.
The elimination of cash bail is fast approaching for Illinois following the passage of the SAFE-T act in January 2021. Some judges have even begun the transition to no cash bail, but prosecutors are saying no cash bail will make their job a lot harder.
Illinois producers are struggling to get corn and soybeans planted this spring. The latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there were 1.5 suitable days for fieldwork last week due to rain and colder temperatures.
The stage is fully and finally set for the Illinois primary, which is shaping up to have some contentious competitions in congressional and statewide races.The Illinois State Board of Elections officially certified the ballot after an hours-long meeting going through the over dozens of objections filed questioning the validity of a candidates residency or petition signatures that were turned in in early March.
Illinois is set to become the eighth state to allow pharmacists to dispense drugs preventing HIV. Advocates say a plan that passed out of the Illinois Senate and House could increase access to lifesaving medication.
Gov. JB Pritzker joined House and Senate Democratic leaders in Chicago Wednesday to celebrate budget investments in youth. They believe the $46.5 billion plan will have an enormous positive impact on the well-being of young people throughout Illinois.
Hundreds of pairs or shoes were left empty in remembrance of the 347 children who have died while under Department of Children and Family Services care since April 2019, when A.J. Freund of Crystal Lake was killed by his parents.