217 Today: Many families struggle to find in-patient mental health care for children
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
- Illinois State Police are increasingly using “clear and present danger” reports to prevent people who may be a threat from having or getting firearms.
- People being released from the Cook County jail will be able to get a key resource on their way out the door — a free state ID.
- A $250,000 grant to help asylum seekers in Champaign County will be shared by three non-profits.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about the struggle for kids to access in-patient mental health care in northern Illinois.
Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Stephanie Mosqueda and Peter Medlin.