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  • Illinois families pushing for a permanent child tax credit
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health says the state has given out more than 100-thousand free gun locks since last June
  • Advocacy groups in favor of letting people take their own lives with medication are increasing pressure on Illinois lawmakers to pass legislation
  • New data shows more than 70% of Illinois Medicaid recipients were kept on the rolls after the first post-pandemic review of eligibility
  • Maria Gardner Lara reports a recent designation of a new reservation in Illinois has drawn both optimism and uncertainty
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