The Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility for Medicaid. The number of applicants for the program in Illinois since late 2013 has overwhelmed state employees --- meaning the wait for Medicaid benefits to begin can take months. The delay has caused problems for applicants who expected their benefits to begin in weeks, but instead have been waiting for months.
Many consider the 1980’s to early 90’s the golden age of local music in Champaign-Urbana, especially when it comes to rock and roll. On Saturday, April 19th, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Rising from the Ashes of Disco: Urbana-Champaign’s Music Scene during the 1980s and Early 1990s.”
A Republican lawmaker is protesting after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million for President Barack Obama's library and museum, even though the committee's four GOP members weren't there.
Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois, including in Champaign County.
Federal data shows that a smaller percentage of children in the state in need of mental health care get it compared to the national average. Health care professionals say part of the reason for that is a lack of resources, and parents not knowing where to turn for help.
Charter schools have long been a divisive issue. Supporters say they allow schools to teach kids free of burdensome regulations. Opponents say they take money away from traditional schools. In Illinois this year, those views are colliding.
New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year.
Married couples in America co-own 3.7 million small businesses, according to the Census Bureau, and the arrangement can be fruitful when both marriage and business are going well. But what happens when it doesn't? Most of the time, when the love dies, the business relationship ends, too.
Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.
It's been two years since FBI agents arrested Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell.She is in prison for stealing $53 million over the course of two decades.