Category: Federal Government

Underwood updates federal efforts to address maternal health crisis among Black women

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, said Thursday she’s optimistic about gaining traction on a legislative package aimed at addressing the high number of pregnancy-related deaths among Black women.
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Durbin, Duckworth call on feds to assist veterans’ home

Illinois’ two democratic senators have called on the federal government to help state officials implement protocols and ensure they have the training and support necessary to protect veterans at Illinois’ state-run homes from COVID-19 or any future infectious disease outbreaks.
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CDC investigation into Chicago’s nursing homes find COVID-19 infections ‘rare’ among fully vaccinated

Most fully vaccinated residents at Chicago nursing homes were not infected with COVID-19, even after someone in the same facility tested positive for the virus, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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