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Hospitals in Illinois are warning of dire federal funding cuts without quick action from the state legislature.

Time is running out for the “hospital assessment program,” which provides money to treat low-income patients on Medicaid.

Danny Chun is spokesman for the Illinois Hospital Association.

"This is a 3 and a half billion dollar program. The state can’t do without 3 and a half billion dollars in Medicaid funding."

A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction.

Chicago Will Remain a Sanctuary City

Jan 25, 2017

  CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and its aldermen say Chicago will remain a sanctuary city despite President Donald Trump's executive order to cut off some federal funding from immigrant-protecting municipalities.


As news was breaking on Wednesday that Trump has signed the executive order, the City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution to reaffirm Chicago's status as a sanctuary city. A few minutes later, the mayor told reporters that Chicago is "going to stay a sanctuary city."


The state of Illinois is seeking permission from the federal government to use Medicaid funding to pay for mental health and substance abuse services.  Those programs usually aren't covered under the health insurance program for those living in poverty. 

A dozen health centers in Illinois have been awarded federal funding to broaden access to dental care.  Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Thursday nearly $4.4 million in support for new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides and technicians at 12 Illinois health centers.

Illinois Innocence Project receives federal funding

Oct 30, 2015

The Illinois Innocence Project will receive federal help to conduct more DNA testing.  John Hanlon is the executive director for the project based at the University of Illinois Springfield.  He says the $750,000 announced today will especially help in cases where an individual pled guilty. 

Congressman John Shimkus says he supports efforts in Washington to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood, but he doesn’t favor a government shutdown over the issue.  

A Missouri Woman is scheduled to tell House lawmakers today how she survived an abortion attempt by her then teenaged mother.  Her testimony is part of an effort to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

The head of Illinois’ child welfare agency says he’s trying to find ways to get around budget cuts proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner.  

Illinois' reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state's aging roads and bridges means that motorists waste hours stuck on congested roads and spend more on car repairs. 

Geologist Rob Finley Talks About FutureGen

Feb 11, 2015

Geologist Rob Finley says the Obama administration's decision to pull $1 billion in federal stimulus funding for FutureGen, effectively shutting it down, was "really unfortunate".

Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act. 


Agriculture groups say a bill signed by President Obama today is a step toward vital upgrades for the nation’s aging lock and dam system. But they also say there is more work to do.  

The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center in Peoria is getting federal funding to help make small and mid-sized manufacturing firms more competitive. More than 700-thousand-dollars is coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  The goal is to help the Peoria Center create jobs and boost profits for area manufacturers.  U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the funding.  

Associated Press

Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key roadblock in getting the facility in Thomson up and running.