Dart Tells Congress 'We Have Criminalized Mental Illness In This Country'Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook MassacreAn Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn't the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.
Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown MassacreThe deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
Advocates Call For New Focus On Mental Health After Newtown MassacreSupporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.
28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget CutsMayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It's all over his budget plan for 2012.