The failure to pass a real budget is driving up the cost of Illinois government. The state hasn’t been paying its bills for employee health care, and interest penalties now exceed $500 million dollars.   It’s no secret credit card companies make their money when people don’t pay their bills in full. Those interest rates cause even a modest bill to grow quickly.

UICOMP Fourth Year Students React to 'Match Day' Reveal

Mar 17, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Fourth year medical students anxiously ripped into envelopes during Match Day in Peoria and across the country on Fri. It’s a hallmark stop on their medical career journey, as students learn where they’ll spend residency after graduation.

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer. Supporters say the move will enhance training but foes maintain it will do just the opposite. 

At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.  The businesses are approved to open dispensaries or cultivation centers in Chicago, the Rockford area and the area near East St. Louis.

Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors

Nov 18, 2013

The new health care law could contribute to a need for more primary care doctors.