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. 


Graphic advertising Tuesday event at the Champaign Public Library.
C-U Citizen Access
May 02, 2017

ACA Event To Show Stories Behind Numbers

You’ve heard all kinds of numbers related to the Affordable Care Act. The number of people gaining health insurance coverage. The increasing cost of premiums and deductibles. But behind all those numbers are the stories of real people and how the ACA has affected them.


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