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Mental Health Care at Kewanee Juvenile Detention Center Lacking

    Juvenile Detention Center

    (AP) — Medical care for severe mental illness at a Kewanee juvenile detention center is so inadequate, the state should find another place for residents needing care "to prevent the violation of their constitutional right to treatment," a report released Thursday says.

    Only eight of 17 mental health positions were filled at the Illinois Youth

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Unemployment Benefits Will End for Nearly $90,000 Illinoisans

     
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    CHICAGO (AP) — About 90,000 people in Illinois will stop receiving unemployment benefits when a federal emergency program ends later this month.

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Tuesday that the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will expire Dec. 29.

    The program provides unemployment insurance benefits beyond

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    1 Hurt in Englewood School Bus Shooting

      Chicago Police

      WLS reports:

      A Chicago teenager was shot while riding a school bus after a high school basketball game.

      According to Chicago police, several people fired gunshots at the bus, which was moving the Englewood neighborhood near 62nd Street and Stewart just before 8 p.m. Monday.

      An 18-year-old male was hit in the leg. He was reportedly in good condition

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago