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  • Medicaid drug restrictions thus far seen as bitter pill for patients, providers

    Medicaid drug restrictions thus far seen as bitter pill for patients, providers
    To illustrate the early problems the state is having as it makes large-scale cuts to its Medicaid program, consider the new limit on prescription drugs. For the most part, low-income people used to be able to get an unlimited number of prescriptions...
  • Glimpses of Illinois Medicaid cuts emerge

    Glimpses of Illinois Medicaid cuts emerge
    Glimpses of a plan to slash spending on the state’s health care program for the poor emerged Wednesday, with preliminary ideas ranging from eliminating a discount prescription program for seniors to stricter eligibility requirements that would leave...
  • Illinois legislature passes deep health care cuts

    Illinois legislature passes deep health care cuts
    SPRINGFIELD --- Hundreds of thousands of poor Illinoisans would lose health coverage, prescription drug discounts for seniors would be dropped and dental care for adults would be greatly curtailed as part of $1.6 billion in budget cuts lawmakers...
  • Strip club tax sent to governor

    Strip club tax sent to governor
    SPRINGFIELD --- Strip clubs that sell booze or let people drink alcoholic beverages would face a new tax under a measure the Illinois House sent to the governor today. Lawmakers approved the strip club tax 92-23, with three voting present. The money...
  • A deep breath, then back to work

    A deep breath, then back to work
    The last few weeks showcased the Illinois General Assembly at its best and worst. Lawmakers plotted a course — and summoned the courage — to rescue Medicaid. They began the process of closing underused state institutions, passed a bill to...
  • Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts

    Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts
    Budget cuts that are often cited as a reason for failures by the state agency charged with protecting children have fallen disproportionately on front-line child abuse and neglect workers, a Tribune analysis has found. Less than half the agency's overall...
  • Quinn to veto prisons funding, give more to DCFS

    Quinn to veto prisons funding, give more to DCFS
    Gov. Pat Quinn plans to use savings from shuttering several prisons to offset a deep budget cut aimed at the state agency charged with protecting abused and neglected children. The $33.7 billion budget landed on the governor’s desk today, and he&...
  • City homeless services restored

    City homeless services restored
    Chicago plans to resume providing full overnight services to homeless people seeking help in the wee hours of the morning after state lawmakers restored funding for those types of programs across Illinois. But it’s unclear how quickly that can...
  • Sweeping changes for nursing homes

    After years of frustration, authorities and advocates believed this spring represented their last and best opportunity to reform Illinois' troubled nursing homes. Still, it took tense negotiations and an 11th-hour deal to strike a historic bill that aims...
  • Rahm Emanuel back to Congress?

     
    by John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is interested in potentially returning to Chicago someday to reclaim the congressional seat he held until a month ago, a candidate running to replace him said Sunday.......
  • Quigley pulls off primary victory

    Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley is poised for a promotion to Congress after claiming the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel, overcoming disadvantages in campaign cash and union support. The 5th Congressional District'...
  • Feigenholtz Proposes Alcohol Tax

    (WGN-AM) - State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz is proposing legislation that would increase the Illinois alcohol tax by five cents a drink. The funds generated from the new tax wouldn't go into the general revenue fund, Feigenholtz said. Instead it would be used...