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The state will now provide Medicaid benefits to eligible mothers for up to 12 months postpartum, a major extension from the previous 60-day limit. “Every mother in Illinois deserves access to quality healthcare following the birth of a child, regardless of their income level,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.

He said he will emphasize the construction of new homes in two area sites, including a 160-acre tract just east of the new Rantoul Family Sports Complex and one west of town along U.S. 136.