Budget negotiations will extend into next week as House leaves Springfield

May 26, 2024 /

By JERRY NOWICKI & HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the General Assembly will go at least three more days past…

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Maternal health, abortion protection measures advance as session nears end

May 25, 2024 /

By ALEX ABBEDUTO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] In the final days of their spring legislative session, Democrats in the General Assembly advanced measures aimed at…

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Health insurance changes targeting ‘utilization management,’ more will head to governor

May 25, 2024 /

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A package of health insurance reform measures that Gov. JB Pritzker called for at the beginning…

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Capitol Briefs: Measure targets ‘legacy’ admission at public universities

May 24, 2024 /

By DILPREET RAJU, COLE LONGCOR & ALEX ABBEDUTO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Illinois lawmakers missed a self-imposed Friday deadline for passing a budget, but they…

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Illinois could be 19th state to phase out subminimum wage for disabled workers

May 23, 2024 /

By ALEX ABBEDUTO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] After years of negotiations and continued opposition from service providers, Illinois appears poised to prohibit employers from using…

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Capitol Briefs: Measure blocks interstate probes of abortion services

May 23, 2024 /

By PETER HANCOCK & COLE LONGCOR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Authorities in Illinois would not be allowed to aid another state’s investigation of…

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Advocates underscore need for statewide reentry programs

May 23, 2024 /

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Illinois legislators this week approved a bill to restructure an oversight board in charge of distributing state money…

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Ban on wildlife killing contests ‘unlikely’ to clear state Senate this session

May 22, 2024 /

By COLE LONGCOR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] A measure that would prohibit contests that award cash or prizes for killing certain wildlife is unlikely to…

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A security camera caught an employee beating a patient. It took 11 days for anyone to take action.

May 22, 2024 /

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Capitol News Illinois. Cameras in the common…

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Pritzker pledges to expand access to mental health care in Illinois

May 22, 2024 /

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – In the middle of Mental Health Awareness Month, Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton…

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