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In a little-noticed outcome of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults - a major part of the prison population.
The University of Chicago Medicine has agreed to pay $17 million to a 19-year-old man for failing to run lab tests on him when he was a boy, which ultimately resulted in damage to his heart and brain - and disabilities he is still overcoming, his lawyer said.
A South Side teenager has been charged in last month's slaying of a livery driver blocks away from U.S. Cellular Field.
Jurors in a federal civil case have awarded nearly $500,000 to a former handyman serving a life prison term for killing seven people in the 1993 murders of employees at a Brown's Chicken and Pasta restaurant.
A search warrant executed at a village home on Wednesday led to the arrest of two brothers, one for possession of child pornography and one for possession of marijuana, according to police.
A Prospect Heights man who tried to grab a police officer's holstered weapon and bit the officer's hand pleaded guilty to several charges, court records show.
When Indy Eleven team owner Ersal Ozdemir and the team's general manager, Peter Wilt, hit the State House hallways this session with a team of high-paid lobbyists to convince state lawmakers that a state financing deal for their proposed $87 million soccer stadium was a win-win bet, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't talking too much about ... (more)
Illinois remains in the process of recovery and transition, a situation that will force banks in the state to adjust to changing demographic trends and shifting demand for financial products based on population.
A Department of Children and Family Services investigation has determined the parents of a 7-month-old Barrington girl reported dead Jan. 8 neglected that baby and her surviving twin sister.
Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie cited no probable cause in dismissing charges against Gerardo Arreola, 18, of Arlington Heights, and Nathan Fakhouri, 19, of Mount Prospect, records show.
A Bridgeview woman sorting donated clothes at a Chicago thrift store was shot and killed when a gun hidden in a sock accidentally fired.
A 34-year-old Hoffman Estates man who works as an aide at a school for special needs children in Palatine is charged with child pornography after authorities found “numerous” pornographic images of children on a computer seized Thursday.
A 47-year-old Bartlett man has been charged with possession of child pornography after an investigation by Bartlett and Wheaton police.
As reported in this Feb. 21st ILB post , although the new Illinois statute legalizing same-sex marriage does not take effect until June 1st, in a successful class-action suit relating to Cook County a federal judge has ruled that same-sex marriage may proceed immediately in Cook County, Illinois.
A growing campaign for a graduated income tax in Illinois could push more of the total tax burden onto some areas of the suburbs, where median incomes far outpace state averages, critics say.