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State lawmakers and public health advocates want to make it more convenient for Illinoisans to get rid of their unwanted medicine.


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Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services plans to put all 16,000 children in its custody on Medicaid health insurance. But at a hearing Tuesday, state lawmakers expressed skepticism, saying they’re worried those kids may fall through the cracks.

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The governor signed the measures in Chicago flanked by advocates who say the state must be a welcoming place for all.  

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Mourners gathered at the Old State Capitol on Thursday for an annual event memorializing the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust.