Pritzker Signs Bill Expanding Covered Medicaid Services

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents who have health coverage through Medicaid now have access to a broad range of services including mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, smoking cessation and dental services. Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 2294, which passed unanimously out of both chambers during the spring legislative session. “This legislation that I’m […]

Blood Donation Shortage Leads To Extra Incentives

CHAMPAIGN — A  shortage in blood donations locally has prompted a local blood bank to start offering rewards to try to encourage donations.   ImpactLife—a blood donation organization that provides blood to hospitals around Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin—said in a press release that it has only been collecting about 85% of the blood that hospitals […]

Pritzker’s Daily COVID-19 Briefing Full Transcript And Audio — Dec. 4, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike are holding daily COVID-19 press briefings as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent […]

As COVID-19 Claims Another 192, Officials Call For Blood Donations

SPRINGFIELD — As the COVID-19 death toll continues to mount, Gov. JB Pritzker and an official from the American Red Cross urged Illinoisans to donate blood to support the state’s health care infrastructure. That’s one of the most important actions people can take to combat the virus, after wearing a mask keeping a safe distance […]