Author: Ryan Voyles

Pritzker says no immediate plans to lift indoor mask mandate, Biden reschedules Chicago visit for Thursday

Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday that officials need to see a further downward trajectory in the state’s COVID-19 metrics before they lift the indoor mask mandate.

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Illinois to receive $56.7 million in settlement with Centene

Illinois is set to receive $56.7 million from Centene Corp. to resolve an investigation into whether the company submitted inaccurate billing requests as a pharmacy benefit manager for the state, Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Thursday.

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Panelists discuss future of long-term care

Health News Illinois convened a panel of experts this week to discuss the future of long-term care in the state, including the impact of COVID-19, workforce issues and rate reform. Panelists included: Kelly Cunningham, Medicaid Administrator, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Matt Hartman, Executive Director, Illinois Health Care Association Lori Hendren, associate state […]

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Education board announces $100 million to provide social-emotional and mental health supports for students, educators

The Illinois State Board of Education announced Tuesday it's providing $100 million in grant funding for partnerships between school districts and community organizations to address trauma experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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