The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is catching a lot of heat over its tentative decision to award next year’s health insurance contract for state workers to Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Snow, rain, hail and umbrella-flipping winds have plagued Chicago in recent days, but all that was tame compared to the weather downstate.
The deaths of two residents of a downstate Charleston group home in recent years have state lawmakers jumping into action.
A downstate special education teacher is in trouble with school officials, after ordering pupils to remove and present their underwear in order to find out who had soiled his pants.
A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.
When a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor’s pen.