Author: Ryan Voyles
The Chicago City Council signed off last week on Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $12.8 billion “pandemic” budget.
Illinois will borrow an additional $2 billion from the federal government to help offset revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker announced last week.
Illinois saw 15,051 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 720,114.
Illinois is now tentatively set to receive roughly 80,000 initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government, one-fifth of what officials previously said they expected.
Kaiser Family Foundation experts last week spoke to Health News Illinois about what President-elect Joe Biden’s administration could do around COVID-19, health reform and Medicaid.
The University of Illinois Chicago is receiving $3.3 million to study the burden of tobacco use and ways to improve smoking cessation interventions for populations with high smoking rates, officials announced last week.
A Cook County physician and his niece have been charged with allegedly defrauding the state out of more than $1.2 million in Medicaid funds, Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Monday.
Pritzker highlights “glimmer of hope” in recent COVID-19 numbers, but warns of post-Thanksgiving spike
A slight downward trend in COVID-19 cases and the state's positivity rate offer a “glimmer of hope," Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday. But he cautioned that the state is far from out of the woods, and warned that Thanksgiving gatherings could lead to a spike in new cases.
Nov 23, 2020 | Press Releases
Moms who work at HSHS Illinois hospitals are launching a grassroots #MaskedMoms effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.Read More
Two of the state’s leading healthcare groups joined several of the top business groups to urge Illinoisans to do their best to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the holidays.
Walmart has opened two new healthcare clinics in Chicago, the company announced last week.