DHFS says policy unfairly targeted low-income families, people of color By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com   SPRINGFIELD – The state is no longer charging interest on late child support payments that are made through the Department of Healthcare and Family Services unless it’s ordered by a court, and all of the outstanding...
More than 93,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered yesterday in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths on Friday, March 5, 2021. -  Bureau County: 1 male 50s - Champaign County: 1 male 80s - Cook County:...
Decrease in state unemployment rate triggered benefit cutoff By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Benefits for some unemployed state residents provided under an aid program targeting mostly self-employed and gig workers will be capped at 50 weeks instead of 57, the state announced Wednesday. The shortened period for benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment...
(CHICAGO) – At the rate the virus is spreading, January will be the deadliest month of COVID-19 in the United States, with minority communities shouldering the brunt of the consequences. Community leaders, South Side clergy, and healthcare providers in Chicago are urging legislators not to wait to put more...
By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker was all smiles about Georgia’s U.S. Senate election results Wednesday, saying he’s optimistic that the federal government will come through with more state aid now that Republicans can’t block it. At a news conference in Chicago,...