Illinois law holds crisis pregnancy centers accountable for fraud, misinformation

By Laura Stewart Medill Reports On a gray Saturday morning in May, eight people lined up outside a small, unassuming building on North Cicero Avenue on Chicago’s Northwest Side. In one of the windows below the building’s sign, “The Women’s Center,” pink baby clothes hung on a steel clothing rack. They held signs toward passing […]

Difference Makers: 2 Chicago nonprofits helping families with child care, child loss

Xavier Llamas holds his father’s leg and runs around Almost Home Kids in Naperville, Illinois.

By Julia O’Leary Medill Reports  Xavier and Damian Llamas were born prematurely with medical complexities. After spending 10 months in the NICU, the twins received care at Almost Home Kids for three months. Their mother, Francennett Llamas, received training and practiced providing care in the home-like setting.  Kasey Macha and Kristi Noonan both experienced stillbirth […]