Parents who work for Cook County government would get 100% pay for up to 12 weeks of leave.
The county is treating an influx of migrants while preparing for a wave of low-income patients to lose Medicaid health insurance.
Nearly $80 million in medical debt has been acquired, eliminating the financial burden accumulated by tens of thousands of people.
Illinois lawmakers are debating a measure to reimburse benefits skimmed from people who need financial help buying food.
With a nod to the Mayor-elect’s ‘unfunny’ jokes and love of snacks, Cook County board members feted Johnson before his swearing in next month.
After a flurry of dueling legal opinions, a key abortion pill remains in use among Illinois abortion providers.
A replacement for the mayor-elect’s seat on the board will be chosen by a group of elected Democratic committeemen. The new commissioner would serve a little over two years.
The Illinois Education Association and lawmakers want to scrutinize a state program that WBEZ found is failing to support low-income kids.
A proposed state law would mandate that hospitals screen uninsured patients for financial help.
Un programa de Illinois para salvar las vidas de menores con tendencias suicidas es, para muchos, un camino a ninguna parte
Una investigación de WBEZ encontró que la solución del estado se está debilitando ante la creciente demanda de servicios de salud mental, especialmente entre menores de familias de bajos ingresos.