Mother Of Two Frustrated After Financial Aid From Illinois Was Cut Off Due To Glitch; 'Everybody Says It's Somebody Else's Fault'Crystal Rodriguez was approved for cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and got nearly $1,000 in December and January, but despite state approval, the funds stopped in February.
State Human Services Employee Accused Of Physically Abusing Resident At Waukegan Long-Term Care FacilityAn Illinois Department of Human Services employee has been arrested and charged with violently abusing a resident at a long-term care facility in Waukegan.
Illinois State Employee Says He Had To Quit After IDHS Refused To Allow Him To Keep Working From Home, Despite High COVID RiskA U.S. Marine Corps veteran said he did not want to resign his state job, but he was given no choice.
Former Elgin Mental Health Center Employee Charged With Identity TheftIllinois State Police announced Wednesday that they have arrested a former Elgin Mental Health Center employee on identity theft charges.
Coronavirus In Illinois: The Illinois Department Of Human Services Closes Office And Reduces Staffing
Pregnant Woman Gets Runaround After Applying For SNAP Benefits To Make Ends Meet27-year-old Rebecca Komperda just finished nursing school. She's six months pregnant and works as a part-time caregiver. Her pay is not enough to make ends meet.
Food Stamps Could Be Redeemed At Restaurants If Illinois Bill PassesFood stamps could be redeemed at restaurants if a measure proposed by the Illinois House becomes law.
Illinois Website Offers Help For Gambling AddictionsThe new website comes as gambling is expanding across the nation.
State Worker Denied Leave To Complete Career Advancement ProgramA state worker and military veteran has put in the work to be promoted through a career advancement program, but that same program is blocking him from graduating.
Illinois Opioid Helpline Has Received 10,000 CallsAn Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
Illinois SNAP Benefits Continue Through February During Government ShutdownSNAP benefits will be funded through the end of February but will be issued on or before Jan. 20.
Suit: Social Worker Kept Mental Patient As Sex SlaveA 24-year-old Aurora man is suing the Illinois Department of Human Services and the social worker he said seduced and sexually abused him while he was at the Elgin Mental Health Center.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Taking $4K In Unearned Payments From IDHSJanene Wright-Stephenson, 50, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to a class 3 felony count of theft. She was ordered to pay $4,468.75 in restitution.
Convicted Sex Offender Deemed ‘Sexually Violent’A convicted sex offender was deemed a “sexually violent person” by a jury Tuesday and committed to the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Dying Woman's Final Wish: To Not Be Cremated