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Health News Illinois is an independent, nonpartisan, online news service designed to meet the information needs of busy  Illinois healthcare professionals, decision makers and consumers. As healthcare issues take on increasing importance in the state, and around the country, our mission is to provide in-depth coverage of the stories that matter to Illinois healthcare leaders.

We are always looking for new topics to cover. Send story tips, press releases and calendar items to

Tim Stumm

Tim Stumm


Tim Stumm is the founding editor of Health News Illinois. He has written for a number of publications, including the Wisconsin State Journal, the Oregonian, the Central Oregonian and Oregon Health News. He is also the editor of Wisconsin Health News.
Sean Kirkby

Sean Kirkby

Assistant Editor

Sean Kirkby previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. He is a former regional fellow with the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Jack Kelly

Jack Kelly


Jack Kelly is a journalism and history student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has served in several positions with The Daily Cardinal, an independent student newspaper, and has previously worked as a beat reporter for Madison Commons. 


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