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Four Nonprofits United to Save Lives on South, West Sides

Four Nonprofits United to Save Lives on South, West Sides

Four neighborhood-based nonprofits announced a new partnership to strengthen public safety via holistic social services and restorative justice, while also providing free attorneys to court-involved children and young adults. The… Read more »

September is National Preparedness Month in Illinois

September is National Preparedness Month in Illinois

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.  The events of that fateful day ignited a culture of preparedness which is now instilled in… Read more »

Nearly One in Seven Chicago Students Experiences Homelessness

Nearly One in Seven Chicago Students Experiences Homelessness

The UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab (formerly Poverty Lab), housed at the Harris School of Public Policy, has released the results of a comprehensive new study, done in conjunction with Chicago Public… Read more »

Eating More Plant Foods May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults, Older Women

Eating More Plant Foods May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults, Older Women

Courtesy of the American Heart Association Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an… Read more »

IDHFS Partners with United Way for Child Support Awareness Month Campaign

IDHFS Partners with United Way for Child Support Awareness Month Campaign

August is Child Support Awareness Month, and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Child Support Division is marking the occasion by partnering with local United Way organizations for… Read more »

Senator Fine Legislation to Expand Birth Center Accessibility Signed into Law

Senator Fine Legislation to Expand Birth Center Accessibility Signed into Law

Pregnant women will have more options on where to deliver under a new law that establishes a path to permanent licensure for freestanding birth centers. “Expecting mothers should have the ability… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to Protect Children with Severe Allergies

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to Protect Children with Severe Allergies

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that establishes the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy, creating added safety measures for students with life-threatening allergies. House Bill 102 provides guidance to school districts and daycares… Read more »

El Gobernador Pritzker Firma Legislación para Proteger a los Niños de Alergias Severas

El Gobernador Pritzker Firma Legislación para Proteger a los Niños de Alergias Severas

El Gobernador Pristker firmó una legislación que establece la Política Anafiláctica Infantil, creando más medidas de seguridad para estudiantes con alergias que amenazan sus vidas. El Proyecto 102 de la… Read more »

IDHFS se Asocia con United Way para la Campaña del Mes de Concientización Sobre el Apoyo Infantil

IDHFS se Asocia con United Way para la Campaña del Mes de Concientización Sobre el Apoyo Infantil

Agosto es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Apoyo Infantil y el Departamento de Cuidado de Salud de Illinois y su División de Apoyo Infantil de Servicios Familiares marca la… Read more »

Aprueban Legislación de la Senadora Fine para Ampliar la Accesibilidad de los Centros de Maternidad

Aprueban Legislación de la Senadora Fine para Ampliar la Accesibilidad de los Centros de Maternidad

Las mujeres embarazadas tendrán más opciones sobre donde dar a luz, bajo una nueva ley que establece un camino permanente a la licenciatura de centros de maternidad independientes. “Las madres… Read more »