Senator Dave Koehler

The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for public comment as it completes the state’s next three-year Alzheimer’s disease plan. The department, Alzheimer’s Association and State Senator Dave Koehler held a town hall meeting in Peoria.

Senate approves creation of health insurance exchange

May 24, 2013

The Illinois Senate took a key step Thursday toward implementing the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." Senators approved the creation of a "health insurance exchange." But as IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, it's still a long way from becoming law. 

A health insurance exchange is at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. It's a marketplace where people who don't otherwise have insurance, like through an employer, are supposed to be able to find it. 

Local contractors hear how to land state business

May 13, 2013

More than 40 large and small local construction contractors got the chance to hear how they can land state contracts. The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Bradley University and State Senator Dave Koehler Monday hosted an outreach program for the area companies.