PEORIA — Lawyers for 12,000 mentally ill inmates and the Department of Corrections are headed back to federal court to determine if the state has violated the terms of a settlement requiring a massive overhaul of the state's mental health system.
Retired farmer Larry Marxman depends on his wife, prayer and a couple of donkeys to beat an addiction to opioid-based painkillers.
BLOOMINGTON — The issues surrounding a lack of adequate housing for mentally ill residents in McLean County will be the focus of the keynote address for the May 18 Community Behavioral Health Forum.
BLOOMINGTON — A severe shortage of supportive housing for mentally ill residents of McLean County is the target of the McLean County Board's next initiative to improve living conditions for the vulnerable population.
NORMAL — The founder and executive director of an agency that helps Central Illinois children in crisis is stepping down after 25 years.
BLOOMINGTON — Illinois first lady Diana Rauner visited with staff and a client at Chestnut Health Systems' crisis stabilization unit Tuesday during her tour of the facility for people struggling with drug and alcohol additions and/or mental illness.
BLOOMINGTON — A Twin City man's therapy at a state mental facility where he is receiving court-ordered treatment related to the 2009 murder of his 14-month-old daughter has been delayed by the refusal of the McLean County State's Attorney's office to confirm that the man is not a sex offende…
SPRINGFIELD — Involving children in state care and the adults responsible for their well-being in care decisions is part of a new pilot program recently launched by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
BLOOMINGTON — Take a deep breath and open your heart.
BLOOMINGTON — A debate over funding for a new program for probationers was resolved Wednesday with acceptance by the McLean County Board of Health of a County Board plan to pay for the services.
SPRINGFIELD — Acknowledging that in the past inmates have too often been housed in segregation, the Illinois Department of Corrections is proposing new restrictions on the practice.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has formally applied for a waiver of federal Medicaid rules so the state can take a more comprehensive approach to treating mental illness and addiction among the more than 3 million Illinoisans covered by the public health insurance program f…
BLOOMINGTON — The likelihood that a mentally ill person will be charged with a violent crime in McLean County is slightly higher than their counterpart who is not identified as mentally ill when booked into the jail, according to a study released Wednesday to the McLean County Criminal Justi…
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NORMAL — When it comes to courts dedicated to dealing with offenders with mental health or substance abuse issues, one size program does not fit all, according to the opening message Thursday at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts.
BLOOMINGTON — A McLean County judge on Tuesday overturned allegations of child abuse and torture leveled by the state's child welfare agency against a Heyworth woman who served as a foster parent to a child with a rare behavioral disorder marked by self-harm and lying about his injuries.
CLINTON — The agency that had been DeWitt County's largest provider of outpatient mental health services is selling one building and the agency's executive director has stepped down as the agency continues to wind down its operation.
BLOOMINGTON — Seriously mentally ill patients have stayed in a local hospital's intensive care unit for more than two months, in some cases, while waiting for beds in state mental facilities, according to a report presented Friday to the McLean County Behavioral Health Coordinating Council.
BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Board of Health approved a reduced version of its initial budget proposal Wednesday but delayed a decision on spending for mental health programs until about $200,000 in cuts are made in current requests for funding.
BLOOMINGTON — Seven McLean County agencies have submitted mental health funding requests totaling more than $1.5 million to the Board of Health, an amount that's less than the $2 million requested last year but more than the $1.3 million available through the county property tax levy.
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CLINTON — Even though DeWitt County's largest provider of outpatient mental health services has resumed one program and retains another, most services remain suspended as the agency works toward an organized shutdown.
BLOOMINGTON — Hearing the McLean County jail population hit a six-month high in June with a daily average of 234 inmates housed there, a county panel on Wednesday reviewed initial plans for an addition that would add about 100 beds.
Mental health topic of forum
WASHINGTON, D.C. — McLean County has joined a national coalition of 60 local governments formed to develop strategies to address the growing number of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system, the White House announced Thursday.
BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2017 behavioral health program and developmental/intellectual disability program funding.