Mesaros reinstated as Homewood economic director

April 16, 2021 - 21:36

Former Homewood economic and community development director Angela Mesaros will return to her position April 19, Mayor Richard Hofeld said in a statement Friday.

Mesaros resigned on March 2 after making disparaging comments about protesters before a Feb. 25 planning and zoning commission meeting. She was unaware microphones in the meeting room were carrying the audio to online video conferencing, which began a few moments earlier.

Governor announces Illinois is first state to extend full Medicaid benefits to mothers 12 months postpartum

April 16, 2021 - 17:11

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Tuesday that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of Illinois’ 1115 waiver allowing for the extension. 


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