Illinois will be among the first states to implement a savings program for the lifelong care of people with disabilities. The financial planning tool is being promoted at a time when many state-funded services for those with disabilities are not being paid.
Babies should develop in leaps and bounds; so while missing out on months of therapy doesn't sound like long, the consequences are compounded. Supporters of "EI" say that working with infants and toddlers saves money later, by lessening kids' needs when they're older; some studies say it even leads to reduced prison rates.
The United States' top education official made a couple of stops in Illinois this week on a "Back to School" Bus Tour. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hopped off his school bus in Champaign Wednesday to highlight the disability resource program at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus.
The full Illinois House spent much of Tuesday in a rare, full committee meeting focused on workers' compensation. But the chamber didn't vote on further changes to a system that's been in place since 2011.
Mark Morris says the outreach work his company does stems from his belief that dance and other physical movement is a basic facet of human artistic expression, part of “everything that makes a people more civilized and empathetic”.
The Illinois Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to sweep reserves from special state funds. The plan is to reverse $26-million in budget cuts to state grants for programs like a tobacco quitline, and one benefitting children with autism.
University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her third straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon. This comes after marathon 'grand slam' victories the last two years in Boston, Chicago, New York, and London.