Our Hey Gov! series travels to Edwards County, Illinois, one of the sickest in the state. We found a county different from Chicago in demographics and density, but with some of the same health challenges.
The government may have shut down this week, but the Affordable Care Act is marching forward. The state and federal websites were live by early Tuesday morning. But many people encountered glitches, delays, and error messages.
This program to mark the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, includes a panel of speakers addressing the changing face of war. Abroad, the US' increased use of drones for "targeted killings" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, has resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. Here in the US, deadly cuts continue to be imposed on domestic programs in order to fund the Pentagon's excessive spending and line the pockets of wealthy corporations, such as Boeing. The fights for public education, housing, and healthcare are intricately tied to the fights against war and imperialism.
A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 10 years in prison for defrauding Medicare of more than $2.9 million in a home health-care scheme.U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras handed down the sentence Thursday against Bahir Haj Khalil of Palos Heights.