The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama’s package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.
An 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.
Supporters 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.
It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.
The city’s homeless population has grown, and agencies facing funding shortfalls can’t keep up with the need for their services.
Some people with mental illness are losing their Medicaid eligibility for therapy after they become employed.