Illinois News

Illinois receives $16M federal grant to fight opioid abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is receiving a $16 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration announced the grant Friday. The Illinois Department of Human Services will administer it to fight a scourge that claimed 2,000 lives in Illinois last year. It's the second consecutive year Illinois has received funding from the 21st Century Cures Act . Officials say the grant will provide new treatment and recovery services and expand medication-assisted treatment for those with opioid-use disorder. It will boost the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

Winnie's Wish saves four-legged friends

Stray cats are a problem many of you may have around your home or neighborhood. But what happens to those cat and kittens who are left to fend for themselves? Some end up euthanized. Others die from being outside in the elements or from diseases. One woman in Grand Chain, Illinois is making it her mission to rescue as many friends on four legs as she can.