Stories by Mawa Iqbal
Lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to keep alive a program that sent 9,700 students to private schools this year with taxpayer support.
If Congress doesn’t pass a federal spending bill by Oct. 1, agency closures will disrupt numerous routine functions for Illinois residents.
Illinois is the first state in the U.S. to abolish cash bail. The historic change took effect on Monday, prompting confusion and long days.
Judges will be limited in who they can hold in jail pretrial. Rural leaders say they don’t have the staffing to handle the change.
Among the 102 counties in Illinois, 42 have crisis pregnancy centers but no in-person abortion providers.
The Illinois Supreme Court is upholding the state’s ban on assault weapons.
More than 47,000 Illinois residents have been kicked off their Medicaid insurance plans as of Aug. 1.
Catholic doulas navigate between religious belief and their commitment to maternal reproductive health, including abortion care.
A year after Roe v. Wade fell, Illinois Democrat and GOP lawmakers fight for legislation.
CPCs are accused of deception — and steering patients away from seeking abortion care. A new bill would allow patients to take legal action against CPCs if they felt misled.