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January 18, 2018

Lawsuit Claims Illinois Children Denied Medically Necessary Services

A lawsuit against Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services claims the state illegally withholds medically necessary services from children with severe mental health disorders. The suit's lead attorney says some parents desperate to get their children help have surrendered them to the foster care system. The case was settled in federal court this week.


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January 10, 2018

Getting Real About Postpartum; Testing For Drug-Impaired Driving; Funding And ‘Safety Net’ Hospitals

On the 21st: University of Illinois professor Kate Clancy joins us to talk about what's missing from our conversations about new moms, going back to work, and physical postpartum symptoms - and a Twitter thread she wrote on the subject that struck a chord with thousands. Plus, how law enforcement agencies are trying to test whether a driver is under the influence of drugs. But first, a major change in the way many medical centers receive public funding is making some hospitals worried.


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October 05, 2017

Illinois Department of Transportation Patronage Hiring; Childcare At Co-Working Spaces

On this encore edition of The 21st: How top Democrats helped friends and relatives land jobs at the Illinois Department of Transportation during the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn. Then, the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes to balancing careers and kids - and how co-working spaces that provide childcare might offer some more flexibility.


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