The U.S. Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, and it could take up cases involving abortion, union fees, birth control coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, affirmative action in higher education and state voting districts.
Progress Illinois takes a closer look at a U.S. House budget bill covering the departments of labor, health and human services (HHS) and education. The House Appropriations Committee advanced the spending measure last month.
In a new report, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Chicago urges against cuts to public mental health services in Illinois, which are already stretched thin and could be dealt a significant blow if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on the budget.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL,9) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) are expected to revive the Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act, which aims to reward companies that keep jobs in America and provide fair wages and benefits to workers.