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
Federal Judge Blasts Illinois For Not Making All Ordered PaymentsU.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.