Posts tagged "Illinois Department of Human Services"

What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic

What's up this week: City to hold hearing on taxi-fare hike; state cuts prompt closure of famous South Side mental health clinic
Chicago taxi drivers will be able to officially plead their case for a fare increase Tuesday when the city’s Committee on Transportation and Public Way holds a hearing to discuss the matter. Earlier this month, a new tiered lease rate went into effect, significantly increasing what some drivers pay to lease cabs. Some drivers cried... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week

Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »

Rev. Finney on Chicago Inspector General Ferguson's probe: He's gone fishin'

Rev. Finney on Chicago Inspector General Ferguson's probe: He's gone fishin'
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson might as well hang a “Gone Fishin’” sign on his office door as far as Rev. Leon Finney, Jr. is concerned. Earlier this month, Ferguson’s office issued subpoenas to take a look at Finney’s personal statements detailing development deals, as well as those from his Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, and... Read more »
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Social service providers hit by state's payment delays

Social service providers hit by state's payment delays
The Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, agencies that administer a range of programs meant to assist some of the state’ most vulnerable families, continue to struggle with cash flow issues, department officials said late last week. As a result, many providers and vendors the state hires... Read more »