May 06, 2013

Judge: ‘Changing Philosophies’ Ended Mental Health Court Program

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says the recently ended mental-health court program should have been a way to help people avoid incarceration, not potentially face jail time. Circuit Judge Jeff Ford ended the progam last week over what he calls 'changing philosophies'.


May 06, 2013

Illinois Opens Grant Process for Health Guides

llinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that federal grants worth $28 million will be distributed to qualifying community groups that want to help educate consumers about the new online marketplace for health insurance.


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(Mike Groll/AP)
April 30, 2013

UI Campus Delays Smoking Ban

A plan to make the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus smoke free by the end of November has been postponed until January.


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April 30, 2013

Food Addiction: Could Overeating Be Compulsive?

Scientists are divided over whether or not addiction could be contributing to rising global obesity. Does food addiction really exist and - if it does - how can it be treated?


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(Scott Boehm/AP Images for Olive Garden)
April 29, 2013

As Health Law Changes Loom, A Shift to Part-Time Workers

Nearly all of the remaining provisions of the new health care law go into effect next January, including one that requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to pay for their health care or pay a penalty.


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