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State lawmakers seek to cap insulin prices State lawmakers seek to cap insulin prices

State lawmakers seek to cap insulin prices

Ten years ago, Megan Blair was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “I remember standing at the pharmacy counter with my mom,” she said. “When the pharmacist rang up the prescription, he let us know that the 30-day supply of insulin that I needed would be about $800. I looked at my mom and my mom looked at me.” Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would bring down the out-of-pocket cost for insulin for many, but not all, diabetes patients in Illinois.

Gaming Board urges changes in law authorizing Chicago casino Gaming Board urges changes in law authorizing Chicago casino

Gaming Board urges changes in law authorizing Chicago casino

The Illinois Gaming Board said Monday that state lawmakers need to change a law they enacted earlier this year if they ever hope to see a casino developed in the city of Chicago. That vote came in response to a feasibility study released in August that said such a casino would not be feasible given the “onerous tax and fee structure” that lawmakers imposed.

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 With the new fiscal year closing in, Gov. JB Pritzker takes a look at the spring 2024 legislative session, new Early Childhood Department, future of Logan Correctional Center and more. Recorded at the studios of Northwestern University’s Medill School. Hosted by Jak Tichenor and CNI Broadcast Director Jennifer Fuller.

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