1705, 2016

Bertino-Tarrant wants to ensure proper dementia care

Under current Illinois law, residential and community-based programs can advertise that they specialize in providing dementia care without being adequately trained in how to work with dementia patients.

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) wants that to […]

1705, 2016

Illinois State House considers repealing tampon tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) – State lawmakers are considering getting rid of a controversial tax on feminine hygiene products.

Critics say the so-called tampon taxes are unfair to women. In Illinois, feminine hygiene products are taxed 6.25 […]

1705, 2016

General Assembly approves $700 million to human services agencies

The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives approved legislation last week that would provide $700 million in funding to human service agencies throughout the state.

Senate Bill 2038 would allocate funds to local government and nonprofit […]

1705, 2016

Veterans tell IL suicide task force that they’ve struggled for years to find help

Several Vietnam veterans told an Illinois task force on Monday that the Veterans Administration should be doing a better job of treating depression and post-traumatic stress.

The Illinois Task Force on Veterans’ Suicides is holding hearings […]

1305, 2016

School funding reform bill faces an uncertain future in the Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD — A school funding reform bill intended to direct more money to the state’s neediest school districts narrowly won approval in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday.

The Senate voted 31-21, with three members voting “present,” […]