Public Aid

A wooden casket containing unclaimed remains.  (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Activists To Push For More Funding For Funerals For Indigent

More than 150 ministers and funeral home directors – most of them centered in the black community – met Tuesday afternoon to plan lobbying strategy to push the state for more money for public aid burials.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Allen Hasselson doesn't want to lose his mental-health benefits. (CBS)

Catch-22: Get A Job, Lose Your Mental Health Treatment

Some people with mental illness are losing their Medicaid eligibility for therapy after they become employed.