News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
8/13: The Illinois Partners for Human Service Board of Directors announces the appointment of Lauren Wright as the organization’s new Executive Director. She succeeds founding executive director Judith Gethner who retired in June after 10 years of service. Read the new executive director press release.
8/12: Governor Pritzker creates an Elder Abuse Task Force that will report its findings and recommendations by Jan 1.
8/9: Governor Pritzker signs bill HB 2659 that amends the Illinois Public Aid Code concerning expedited long-term care eligibility determination and enrollment through a joint venture of the Departments of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services and the Department on Aging.
8/9: Governor Pritzker signs bill HB 3331 that amends the Homelessness Prevention Act changing certain types of assistance grantees shall offer households to prevent homelessness.
8/9: Governor Pritzker signs bill HB 2118 that Amends the Survivor Support and Trafficking Prevention Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code and repeals a provision.
8/5: Governor Pritzker signs Medicaid expansion bill, which will renew applications automatically and allow enrollees to submit only one pay stub to prove they qualify. The law is effective immediately.
7/29: House lawmakers want government agencies to team up to manage needs like food, housing and transportation for certain groups in Medicaid, in what stands as the first federal proposal on social determinants of health.
7/29: Governor Pritzker signs new homeless students bill into law; HB 2983 gives 50,000 homeless students housing stability protection.
7/24: The new capital bill signed by Governor Pritzker sets aside $80 million to assist mental health facilities all over the state.
6/28: Illinois’ new capital improvement plan includes $465 million for health and human service. See the Rebuild Illinois overview for details.
6/27: The Supreme Court rules on the 2020 Census citizenship question.
6/20: Governor Pritzker signs an executive order to help ensure that all Illinoisans are counted in the 2020 Census; creates new Census Office.
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