Photo of the U.S. Capitol.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
May 04, 2017

House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

The House voted Thursday to approve a Republican-drafted measure that would eliminate many of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the first step toward keeping one of President Trump's campaign pledges and a victory for GOP lawmakers who have long railed against Obamacare, as the ACA is commonly known.


Sen. Heather Steans
Sen. Heather Steans' Office
May 03, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Republican Votes On Stopgap Spending Plan

Illinois Senate Democrats are hoping to win bipartisan support for a partial government spending plan. The proposal would release more than $800 million that’s been collected in special state accounts for higher education and human services, areas that have been particularly squeezed during the 22-month budget stalemate.


doctor in a lab
Courtesy CDC.gov
May 02, 2017

Illinois’ Late Payments Could Cost Medicaid Patients Access To Doctors

More than two dozen doctors, health care providers and insurance companies are warning a federal judge in Chicago that they may stop serving hundreds of thousands of poor patients in Illinois if the state government continues to delay its court-ordered Medicaid reimbursement payments.


Professors picketing at the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Rachel Otwell/NPR Illinois
May 02, 2017

UIS Faculty On Strike

Tenured and tenure-track professors at the University of Illinois Springfield are on strike starting today.  Nearly 170 professors belong to the union that will take to the picket line this morning. 


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