Julie Hamos http://peoriapublicradio.org en Democratic Senator apologizes for Hitler remarks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democratic-senator-apologizes-hitler-remarks <p></p><div>A Democratic state senator who compared Governor Pat Quinn to Hitler is apologizing for his remarks. Senator Donne Trotter, who's from Chicago, made the comment to Illinois Public Radio on Monday. He was expressing his frustration with Quinn's support for the director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Julie Hamos. Trotter, along with other members of the black and Latino caucuses, is calling for Hamos' ouster.</div><div> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:41:58 +0000 Denise Molina 6000 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Democratic Senator apologizes for Hitler remarks Senators calling for removal of DHFS Director http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senators-calling-removal-dhfs-director <p></p><div>Two groups of lawmakers in the Illinois Senate are urging Governor Pat Quinn to replace the director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Members of the African-American and Latino caucuses say Director Julie Hamos’ priority lies with cutting the budget &nbsp;instead of offering medical services for the disadvantaged.</div><div> Tue, 21 May 2013 12:11:54 +0000 Denise Molina & Chris Slaby 5937 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senators calling for removal of DHFS Director Savings from medicaid cuts fall short http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/savings-medicaid-cuts-fall-short <div class="content"><p>Illinois officials say savings from cuts to Medicaid have fallen short by $464-million dollars. That's about 30 percent of the expected 1.6-billion dollars in cuts to the health program for the poor.</p><p>Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, gave a status report on the cost-cutting measures to a legislative committee Thursday in Springfield.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:42:44 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1352 at http://peoriapublicradio.org