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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May 06, 2013

Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment to Immigration Bill

The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.


May 05, 2013

Gov. Quinn Vetoes Electric Rate Hike Measure

Gov. Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to increase ComEd's and Ameren's electric rates by up to $70 million, a move backers say would help get so-called Smart Grid technology back on track.


May 03, 2013

Gov. Quinn Nominates Two to SIU Trustees

Gov. Pat Quinn is nominating a former history professor and the retired head of the state's National Guard to the Southern Illinois University system's frayed board of trustees.


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