Illinois Department of Human Services
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman broached the subject of holding the state in contempt of court. She ultimately ordered the Illinois state comptroller’s office to determine within 48 hours which providers of service to developmentally disabled residents must be funded despite an ongoing budget impasse.
A day after outlining an ambitious agenda for his first year in office, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday was confronted with a state budget that is millions of dollars short for programs such as subsidized day care that are rapidly running out of money.
The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration closed three health facilities in 2012 but left behind tractors and a forklift, an unidentified medical specimen and boxes full of confidential patient and employee records, an audit released Thursday said.
Last year, a Cook County judge ruled that Dixon was unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun in the spring of 2013.
The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.
Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.
The Illinois Department of Human Services is being blasted for funneling over $1 million to a suspect company.
An Illinois state employee is being held on $70,000 bond, on charges that he solicited sex from the people he was supposed to be helping.
A group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.
The government wants its money. And if you’ve ever received federally subsidized benefits it’s possible you were overpaid.
A letter stating that the state would no longer pay for burial services for the indigent set off a wave of panic among Illinois social workers, but it turns out the letter was a huge mistake.
A psychologist working at a state mental institution in Tinley Park is charged with coercing a patient to perform a sex act on him.
Even as the economy grew and the unemployment rate began to shrink, the number of Illinois households getting food stamps hit record levels in December, showing no signs of an economic recovery, and area food pantries say they’ve continued to see more people asking for help.