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    • 5 hot topics on the horizon for associations - Chicago Tribune December 12, 2017
      Chicago Tribune5 hot topics on the horizon for associationsChicago TribuneMore legislation is coming down the pike. The number of bills affecting community associations introduced in the Illinois General Assembly has increased in recent years, said Patrick Costello, an attorney at Keay & Costello in Wheaton. He's also co ...
    • Letter: Creation of advisory council a betrayal by General Assembly - The State Journal-Register December 10, 2017
      Letter: Creation of advisory council a betrayal by General AssemblyThe State Journal-RegisterTo the state legislature majority who voted for SB 1696, the Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council: Many of us are extremely outraged. This bill violates the Illinois constitution, Article 1, Section 3, Religious Freedom. Muslim is not an ethnicity ...and more » […]
    • Bloomington airport supports fee increase - Bloomington Pantagraph December 13, 2017
      Bloomington PantagraphBloomington airport supports fee increaseBloomington Pantagraph... customers, particularly because nearby airports assess the fee at a similar rate. "Against a $400 airline ticket, an additional one or two dollars isn't going to take too many people out of the market," he said. The airport pushed earlier this year ...and […]
    • State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55 - Chicago Tribune December 11, 2017
      Chicago TribuneState expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55Chicago TribuneThe new plan would be more attractive to developers, who could pay for all or part of the construction through a public-private partnership, which would have to be approved by the Illinois General Assembly, explained IDOT project manager Steve Schilke ...
    • Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual ... - Lexology - Lexology November 21, 2017
      Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual ... - LexologyLexologyIn the past several months, it often seems like the news brings daily revelations of a new individual in a position of power committing sexual harassment, or even sexual assault, against employees. Springfield is no stranger to sexual harassment, as ...and more »
    • Illinois House District 93 candidates talk issues - Peoria Journal Star December 9, 2017
      Illinois House District 93 candidates talk issuesPeoria Journal StarIncumbent Norine Hammond, R-Macomb, said she would emphasize paying down the state's bills and not growing its debt if re-elected to a fifth term in the Illinois General Assembly. She would like to fund education at all levels, maintain services for ...
    • Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois - The News Tribune December 12, 2017
      Chicago City WireExcerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in IllinoisThe News TribuneAs the state's chief executive, Rauner is in charge of the executive branch. As House Speaker, Madigan is one of many legislators who control the House and Senate, although he has acquired, through a variety of astute maneuvers, outsized influence that ...Pull The […]
    • Judge urged to alter or reject $38.75M red-light, speed cam settlement - Chicago Sun-Times December 12, 2017
      Chicago Sun-TimesJudge urged to alter or reject $38.75M red-light, speed cam settlementChicago Sun-TimesIt seeks to declare red light tickets issued by the city since the 2003 inception of the scandal-scarred program declared null and void because: the Illinois General Assembly had expressly forbidden home-rule municipalities from using cameras; the ...and m […]
    • United States: Illinois General Assembly Overrides Veto Of Illinois Student Loan Servicing Rights Act - Mondaq News Alerts November 16, 2017
      United States: Illinois General Assembly Overrides Veto Of Illinois Student Loan Servicing Rights ActMondaq News AlertsWith both houses of the Illinois General Assembly overriding the veto of Governor Bruce Rauner, the Illinois Student Loan Servicing Rights Act will become law. Surpassing the three-fifths supermajorities needed for an override, the Senate vo […]
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    • Illinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment ... - Chicago Tribune December 6, 2017
      Chicago TribuneIllinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment ...Chicago TribuneIllinois' call-in helpline meant to connect people suffering from opioid addiction or other drug problems with treatment providers. Some say it is a long-needed innovation, but others caution barriers to treatment will remain.Illinois launches helpline t […]
    • Carol Stream police to be first in state to try new test for drug-using ... - Chicago Tribune December 12, 2017
      Chicago TribuneCarol Stream police to be first in state to try new test for drug-using ...Chicago TribuneCarol Stream police plan to be the first law enforcement agency in Illinois to try a new oral test to find drivers who are high on drugs.and more »
    • Too Much Data? Illinois Abandons System Meant to Predict Child Abuse - Governing December 11, 2017
      Too Much Data? Illinois Abandons System Meant to Predict Child AbuseGoverningWhile Eckerd says details of its risk-assignment algorithms are considered proprietary, the basics of its Rapid Safety Feedback are outlined in state procurement files, federal court reports and marketing presentations from Illinois and other states ...
    • An Illinois doctor traded drugs for sex and cash. He just pleaded ... - Washington Post December 5, 2017
      Washington PostAn Illinois doctor traded drugs for sex and cash. He just pleaded ...Washington PostThe first scheme that Constantino Perales ran involved some simple math. He'd provide a drug dealer with hundreds of oxycodone and Xanax pills and the man would pay the doctor $15 to $20 for every tablet he sold, according to federal prosecutors. The ...an […]
    • Illinois Ends Child Abuse Prediction Program - Government Technology December 7, 2017
      Government TechnologyIllinois Ends Child Abuse Prediction ProgramGovernment TechnologyThe Department of Children and Family Services is discontinuing the Rapid Safety Feedback data-mining program amid concern it was not accurately identifying at-risk children.and more »
    • IL Supreme Court certifies Problem-Solving courts - CIproud.com December 11, 2017
      CIproud.comIL Supreme Court certifies Problem-Solving courtsCIproud.comPEORIA, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court has certified the Peoria County Mental Health, Veterans' and Drug Problem-Solving Courts. Members of the Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning, along with the ...
    • Crystal Lake D47's New Suicide Prevention Program - Patch.com December 12, 2017
      Patch.comCrystal Lake D47's New Suicide Prevention ProgramPatch.comThe SOS program is being introduced, supported and funded for one year by Elyssa's Mission, a Northbrook-based foundation that provides help, support and suicide prevention programs to public and private schools. It is the only organization in Illinois ...
    • Will County battles opioid epidemic behind bars - Chicago Tribune December 8, 2017
      Chicago TribuneWill County battles opioid epidemic behind barsChicago TribuneMore than 50 Will County jail inmates are participating in a medical program to treat their opioid use disorder, and many more in the county's court system have been identified as needing help to address substance abuse issues, according to officials ...
    • Mendota Reporter | Illinois launches 24/7 helpline to combat opioid ... - Mendota Reporter December 8, 2017
      Mendota Reporter | Illinois launches 24/7 helpline to combat opioid ...Mendota ReporterSPRINGFIELD — The launch of a statewide helpline in Illinois to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances was announced this week. The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals ...and more »

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Coulson Bill Aims to Speed Payment to Struggling Illinois Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Treatment Providers

Posted by Frank Anselmo on March 4, 2009

(Springfield, IL) – An Illinois House panel last week unanimously supported legislation to help speed state payments owed to Illinois mental health, developmental disabilities, and drug treatment providers

State Rep. Beth Coulson

State Rep. Beth Coulson

struggling under the weight of unpaid state bills.

The House State Government Administration Committee on February 25 voted 17-0 to approve House Bill 616, sponsored by State Rep. Beth Coulson (R-Glenview).

“Local community health care providers, who are helping people to deter suicide, forestall family violence, or care for disabled children, are withering on the financial vine because they are not getting paid on time,” said Frank Anselmo, CEO of the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois.

“I get a telephone call nearly every week from a provider who is only two or three weeks shy of disbanding care and shutting their doors because the state is 90 days to 120 days late paying its bills, “ said Anselmo.

“Behavioral health care is on the brink of collapse in multiple communities around the state.”

Coulson’s legislation requires the Comptroller to give priority to mental health, developmental disabilities, and drug treatment providers after the state’s debt service obligations and payroll have been met.

The bill’s bipartisan co-sponsors include: State Representatives LaShawn Ford, Daniel Beiser, Thomas Holbrook, Mike Smith, Patricia Bellock, Jim Watson, Rosemary Mulligan, Lisa Dugan, Jim Sacia, Robert Pritchard, Greg Harris, Kay Hatcher, Fred Crespo, Mike Bost, Sandra Pihos, Dan Reitz, Jack Franks, Suzanne Bassi and Lou Lang.

The full Illinois House is soon expected to vote on the measure.

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