Now, a fragmented, under-resourced system leaves many kids in crisis without enough support. A new report lays out 12 strategies to improve.
While most of the candidates have pledged to reopen mental health clinics, they’re saying less about other pressing health care issues.
The $2.6 million, five-year-long program aims to help victims work through the social trauma from violence, from lost wages to help avoiding evictions.
The new budget has no new taxes or tax hikes, and uses federal pandemic money to make the region a more equitable place.
Morrison was the only incumbent Republican on the 17-member board who ran for reelection, as Democrats sought to dominate the board. The race was too close to call for another Republican candidate.
The tax would cost property owners $1.50 on average more a month, and would mean $40 million more for the forest preserves.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, abortion has been a hot-button issue in races up and down the state’s ballot, from governor to legislators to the Illinois Supreme Court.
The county preserve’s 2023 budget proposal details maintenance needs, pension shortages and a lack of resources to preserve more land.
The county board president’s $8.75 billion election-year budget is flush with COVID-19 relief money, but hiring health care staff is a challenge.
Cook County property owners would be asked to pay about $1.50 more a month in taxes toward the preserves, which became a haven during the pandemic.