Author: Ryan Voyles

Gift of Hope, Malcolm X College announce $10.9 million project to boost healthcare training

​​Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and Malcolm X College are partnering on a new community development project in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood aimed at providing training programs for healthcare careers, the organizations announced Wednesday.

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Health officials raise alarm on rising pediatric ER visits

Illinois pediatric hospitals are seeing spikes in emergency room visits, with health officials joining together Wednesday to ask parents to call doctors about non-life-threatening illnesses before bringing children to the emergency room.

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Raoul, colleagues files brief urging Supreme Court to reject Mississippi’s abortion ban

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined nearly two dozen colleagues Tuesday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a Mississippi plan that prohibits abortion at 15 weeks with few exceptions, even in cases of rape or incest.

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Pritzker reaches union agreement on COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. JB Pritzker has reached an agreement with a labor union representing 260 employees at the state’s Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice on a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. It's the first agreement of its kind since the governor issued a mandate for certain workers in the state.

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Panelists discuss resiliency and trauma-informed practices during COVID-19

Building resilience among individuals is one of the most effective ways to help individuals address trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other stressors, a panel of experts said at a recent virtual event hosted by CommunityHealth and the Health Care Council of Chicago.

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