More than 650 people across Illinois stepped up to become community health workers since March of 2021. While funding might run out for the pandemic assistance, many of those workers want to continue their service.
Following a 10th contempt of court holding in six months for keeping children in medical facilities longer than necessary, and a state audit finding fault with the department, Illinois House Republicans say it’s time for the director to go.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 counties in Illinois are now rated at the Medium Community Level, including 14 counties in the northern part of the state, eight in the central part and one in southern Illinois.
Illinois Democrats gathered downstate Wednesday to urge the US Senate to vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act and codify the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade into law. But they also said they are prepared in the event of abortion loses its legal protection.
Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois state lawmakers recognized gun violence as a public health crisis in the state last fall. Lawmakers passed several plans this spring to combat the issue with an emphasis on mental health resources.
Four fire fighters were honored today for losing their lives in service to their communities through the fire department. It’s a large sacrifice, but to the fire fighters at the memorial today, they say what they do is nothing out of the ordinary.
Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health are facing backlash after a new audit found major problems in the state’s response to the deadly 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.