Housing Advocates Plan Next Steps Amid Pandemic Economic Uncertainty

SPRINGFIELD – As economic uncertainty continues to linger one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, housing advocates across the state are planning next steps to protect tenants and landlords and create additional affordable housing opportunities. Over the past several weeks, the General Assembly has considered various bills on the subject, including emergency rental assistance, lifting the […]

Teacher Shortage Worsening For Most Illinois Districts, Survey Shows

SPRINGFIELD – A new survey of Illinois school districts shows most are continuing to have trouble filling open teaching positions with qualified teachers and even more are having difficulty hiring substitute teachers. It’s a problem that has existed in the state for many years and one that experts attribute to a variety of factors, such as low […]

‘A Lot Of Us Are Tired’: Illinois Hospitals Bracing For An Even Worse Second Wave

EVANSTON – Across Illinois, more than 80% of all ICU beds are now occupied, according to data from the state’s department of public health.  The recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is raising concerns among state leaders and public health officials about hospitals potentially filling up in the coming weeks.  Dr. Ernest Wang, past-president […]