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In the News
The United States is the only developed nation where the overall maternal mortality rate is on the rise, and black women are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. In Illinois, the racial disparity is even worse.
House lawmakers are pushing a bill that would make it easier for states to provide Medicaid coverage to new mothers for a longer period of time, in the hopes it will curb the rate of women dying from complications after giving birth.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Federal agents trace nearly half a million guns used in crimes each year, often turning up a dangerous link that's putting guns in the hands of criminals. Now, the I-Team is investigating a loophole linking recent high profile shootings: Criminals getting around gun safety laws by exploiting legal sales.
In 2016, there were nearly 800 homicides in Chicago – a 20-year high. That number dropped to 561 by the end of 2018.
With people filling a room at Olympia Fields Village Hall for a ceremony naming that suburb’s post office in honor of her late father, Gabrielle Martin said her dad would have been surprised at “all the fuss.”
Matteson, Ill. — Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s recent annual hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, Ill.
Early settlers in the region that became the Southland played an important role in helping blacks escape slavery in the years before the Civil War.
“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness discussed the Equality Act, which would codify civil rights protections for LGBT people, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after meeting with her Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Sometimes it pays just to show up.
It did on Wednesday for gun control advocates frustrated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who is refusing to call any gun bills until President Donald Trump tells him what he wants done.
For some Illinois residents, a trip to the doctor’s office can be an all-day affair.
“Today, it’s not uncommon for me to hear from constituents who have to take two buses and a day off of work and find child care just to see a doctor,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, whose district includes parts of the South Side of Chicago and Will, Kankakee and Cook counties.