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AARP-backed bill would penalize nursing homes for staff shortages AARP-backed bill would penalize nursing homes for staff shortages

AARP-backed bill would penalize nursing homes for staff shortages

Senior care advocates promoted legislation Wednesday that is aimed at enforcing minimum staffing mandates, limiting the use of psychotropic drugs and heightening transparency for care violations at Illinois nursing homes.

New ISBE superintendent supportive of added education funding New ISBE superintendent supportive of added education funding

New ISBE superintendent supportive of added education funding

During just her third day on the job, Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Carmen Ayala told a Senate appropriations committee Tuesday she was encouraged by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s public education funding proposal for fiscal year 2020. That’s because the proposal adds $375 million to the state’s evidence-based funding formula and $100 million to early childhood...
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