Health & Family

Rauner establishes task force to combat Illinois' opioid scourge
Oct 06, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order on Wednesday establishing a task force aimed at comb...

Where are Illinois millennials living?
Aug 31, 2017

Surprisingly, millennials aren’t just spending their money on avocado toast and iPhones. Tur...

Federal government warns Cook County on soda tax collection
Aug 10, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stam...

U.S. News ranks the 30 best hospitals in Illinois
Aug 09, 2017

U.S. News & World Report is out with its annual ranking of the nation's best hospitals, and 3...

McDonald's, Walgreens sued over sweetened beverage tax
Aug 09, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Two retailers are being sued over their alleged failure to properly levy new tax...

Rauner signs law allowing 16-year-old organ donors
Aug 08, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — If you're old enough to drive in Illinois, you're now old enough to be an organ ...

Report says ex-director mismanaged Illinois welfare agency
Jul 28, 2017

By Sara Burnett | AP  CHICAGO  — The former head of the Illinois Department of Children an...

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
Jul 26, 2017

By Catherine Lucey and Robert Burns | AP  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is barring tr...

Illinois lawmakers question DCFS officials on toddler's death
Jul 26, 2017

CHICAGO — Members of a joint state House and Senate committee questioned officials of the Illin...

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report
Jul 25, 2017

By Lindsey Turner | AP CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a...

These are the 25 best Illinois towns to live in, says Niche
Jul 18, 2017

Millennials are known to move to traditionally neglected corners of the city and eventually contr...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

Illinois has some of the safest roads in the country. So what's everyone else doing wrong?
Jun 29, 2017

Overall, the U.S has a pretty poor track record when it comes to the safety of its roads. But som...

Opinion: Cutting Medicaid unravels my health
Jun 28, 2017

Opinion  I did the hard part. I ended a three-year-long toxic relationship. Now all that was...

Illinois fireworks by county for Fourth of July in 2017
Jun 21, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we don't know about you, but we're ready to wa...


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