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Map: Where the Illinois Budget Shutdown Is Felt the Most

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.27.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

As Illinois' budget impasse continues, the lack of funding for government agencies and the organizations they support is starting to take a toll. Chec...

DHS Closure Sparks Confusion, Controversy

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

What should public agencies do during this time of extended economic downturn? What should the residents do? Do you know people who work full-time and are hungry?

Joseph Erbentraut

Cook County Indigent Bodies To Be Donated To Science, Not Buried | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

A memo released late last month by Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones reported that the bodies of individuals whose families cannot af...

Program For Domestic Violence Victims Offers Support, Challenges

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For any first-time visitor, Cook County's Domestic Violence Courthouse -- with its unmarked hallways and frequently abandoned information desk -- pres...

Stimulus Grant To Create 15,000 $10-An-Hour Jobs In Illinois

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten dollar-an-hour jobs could soon be available for more than 15,000 Illinoisans. That's after the state was awarded federal funds through the stimul...

Medical Marijuana Is Already Legal in Illinois, Chicago Reader Reports

Chicago Reader | Dan Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 1978 the Illinois legislature passed a Cannabis Control Act to try to bring common sense to the state's drug laws. Though the drug causes "physical...

State Accidentally Drops Woman From Food Stamps

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In late January, the Illinois Department of Human Services sent Susan Shaf a letter announcing that her monthly food stamp benefits were going down st...

Thousands Seek Flood Relief Money

Southtown Star | Jim Hook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ernest Hill came to the Illinois Department of Human Services office in Blue Island Thursday morning seeking financial relief from last month's devast...