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.
Teenagers who spend their days at Precious Blood Ministries in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood borrow dress clothes from a clothes rack there before court appearances. Father David Kelly at Precious Blood says a panel of Illinois lawmakers should consider community organizations when looking at ways to reduce the prison population.