Illinois clinics receive boost in mental health services under new program
June 17, 2024

Our view: Thumbs up! to social services, IHSA shot clock & more
June 14, 2024

Federal funding boosts mental healthcare access across Illinois
June 13, 2024

Service providers collaborate to bring added health, wellness services to downtown Bloomington
June 11, 2024

Local Non-Profits Unite to Provide a Comprehensive Continuum of Care
June 10, 2024

McLean County nonprofits aim to improve youth mental, physical health
June 10, 2024

One-stop shop for support services coming to downtown Bloomington
June 10, 2024

Local non-profits joining forces to better care for community
June 10, 2024

Lifelong Access announces plans to grow during Bloomington fundraiser featuring Doug Collins
June 9, 2024

The 21st Show: Best of: A story of recovery and hope — and a look at solutions to the opioid crisis
June 6, 2024

Pritzker Administration Announces Federal Funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
June 5, 2024

Jefferson County Mental Health Initiative
June 5, 2024

McLean County Center for Human Services to establish supportive housing
May 31, 2024

Ascension Names; Prosper Adds; Change Transitions; MLC Names; KAI Appoints
May 20, 2024

People in Business
May 19, 2024

FOCUS St. Louis pays tribute to hometown heroes
May 15, 2024

They help me so much': Project Oz is dedicated to ending youth homelessness
May 10, 2024

Chestnut Health Systems offering mental health, substance abuse training for faith groups
May 9, 2024

$9 million dollars going to Bloomington to help build new low-income apartment housing
May 8, 2024

Center for Human Services to add to low-income housing options in Bloomington
May 6, 2024

Chestnut opens dental clinic for all, including those with Medicaid, Medicare and no insurance
May 3, 2024

Chestnut Health Systems opens dental facility in Bloomington
April 30, 2024

Chestnut Health Systems names new CEO
April 26, 2024

Puneet Leekha to become Chestnut Health Systems CEO next year
April 25, 2024

Chestnut Health Systems Names New CEO
April 25, 2024

Leekha named CEO at Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington
April 25, 2024

Screenagers Under the Influence documentary is screening in Edwardsville
April 22, 2024

PRESS RELEASE :: Chestnut Names New CEO: Leadership transition scheduled for fall 2025
April 25, 2024
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CEHD Research In Press: March-April 2024
April 19, 2024

Police Officers from Belleville, Swansea to help beef up security at MetroLink stations
April 15, 2024

Chestnut Health Systems was right fit for this Troy neighbor
April 12, 2024

Chestnut provides substance abuse counseling at county schools
March 26, 2024

Remble Health & Chestnut Health Systems Partner On AI-Enhanced Relapse Prevention Solution
March 13, 2024

"Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach": A Book Offering Lifeline and Long-lasting Hope to Families
March 11, 2024

Madison County School Safety Summit Covers Mental Health, Cyberbullying and Grooming in Schools
January 29, 2024

A story of recovery and hope — and a look at solutions to the opioid crisis
January 11th, 2024

Watch: Opioids in Central Illinois
December 22, 2023

How prevalent is the Opioid problem in central Illinois?
December 22, 2023

Simulation training prepares first-year medical residents at OSF for risky procedures
December 21, 2023

Jefferson Foundation awards more than $3.6 million in grants
December 11, 2023

McLean County still plotting Opioid Settlement Fund spending and Narcan access
November 16, 2023

How to access opioid overdose reversal medication in McLean County
November 15, 2023

Trauma, recovery, community all themes at 6th Community Behavioral Health Forum
October 20, 2023

Community mourns 14-year-old EHS student Gavin Monroe Miller, who died Friday
October 11, 2023

Madison, Illinois Police Dept. sees rise in overdose calls
October 10, 2023

Bilingual counselors are hard to find, McLean County has a handful
October 4, 2023

'Behind the scenes': McLean County works to create mental health database
October 2, 2023

New ROSC Council has coordinator
September 14, 2023

Where McLean County stands during the ongoing behavioral health workforce shortage
September 11, 2023

Edwardsville School District to Increase Mental Health Support for Students
August 12, 2023

Are drug-checking services useful to people who use drugs?
August 7, 2023

Central Illinois health departments offer immunization clinics
July 27, 2023

OSF OnCall Connect On the Go van will expand connection to education, care for the Rockford region
July 24, 2023

1 in 5 people in McLean County are on Medicaid. And a big shakeup is coming.
July 24, 2023

NAMES & FACES: A look at the latest Central Illinois academic successes
July 14, 2023

Community health workers reflect on an expanded role during COVID at conference in Normal
May 18, 2023

Life Multiplied Podcast - Ep. 8 Cathleen Hayes, McLean County Recovery-Oriented System of Care
April 14, 2023

LETTER: Behavioral health needs critical
April 13, 2023

Sound Health: FDA's Narcan over-the-counter approval 'removes barriers'
April 7, 2023

Missouri legislature looking to lift some regulations for advanced practice registered nurses
March 30, 2023

Drug court shows McLean County residents in recovery to 'find the good'
March 26, 2023

SIUE Celebrates Phenomenal Contributions At Annual Luncheon
March 23, 2023

OPINION: This Women's History Month, consider workplace systems
March 18, 2023

MIC and Community Health Workers
March 7, 2023

Roundup: G-P Partners with Wise on Contractor Pay; HR Sees a Struggle with Pay Equity
February 27, 2023

Business Achievements: Rogers named medical director for Chestnut Family Health Center
February 27, 2023

8 Pillars of Wellness
February 22, 2023

Part of a 5-year, $5M initiative, community health workers fill care gaps among B-N’s most vulnerable
February 22, 2023

February 21, 2023

Monday Memos: Community Health Improvement Plan formed / Care providers chart course for healthier McLean County
February 20, 2023

Bloomington man gets 4 years in prison for selling cocaine
February 17, 2023

OSF HealthCare offers digital health to Medicaid patients through 'innovation' collaborative
February 14, 2023

‘Sad, scary, frustrating:’ Gaps exist in southwestern Illinois mental health care
February 14, 2023

OSF Saint Anthony’s To Offer Free NARCAN Training
February 14, 2023

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative hits first-year milestones to improve health and wellness in underserved populations
February 10, 2023

Logan/Mason County ROSC
February 1, 2023

Flick: A glorious but terrifying life
January 29, 2023

Molly Robey: MLK Day: Children, racism and lessons learned
January 15, 2023

St. Louis MetroLink Task Force Incident Report for Quarter 3 2022 shows greater security presence across entire St. Louis region
January 6, 2023

Setting Goals for the New Year
December 28, 2022

Chestnut Takes Medical Care To The Community With Mobile Unit
December 11, 2022

Sound Health: Federal grant aims to fill gaps in mental health care in McLean County
December 2, 2022

Managing holiday stress and setting time aside to enjoy the holidays with our kids and families
November 23, 2022

Available resources aim to prevent future domestic violence attacks like last week’s McLean County stabbing
November 14, 2022

Veterans golf outing braves 50 mph winds
November 9, 2022

Extension likely for program that connects transit riders to mental health services
November 3, 2022

SCCTD celebrates additional upgrades to Belleville Transit Center
October 31, 2022

County chosen for new mental health program
October 28, 2022

DEA Take Back Day and National Youth Substance Use and Prevention Month
October 19, 2022

Behavioral health services offered to MetroLink riders
October 7, 2022

Bi-State officials propose mental health services on MetroLink trains
October 6, 2022

St. Clair County Transit District Awards $13.5 Million Contract to Poettker Construction for New Public Safety Center at Emerson Park Transit Center
September 27, 2022

Dial new three-digit for mental health
September 13, 2022

Missouri schools struggle to fund mental health as student anxiety reaches all-time high
September 13, 2022

GCSD9 Hosting Back To School Physical Clinic
September 2, 2022

Community Needs Assessment the DeWitt County
July 27, 2022

Chestnut explores other options after dropping 24-hour detox nursing care
July 22, 2022

New 988 help program still evolving
July 20, 2022

Illinois takes step forward with 988 mental health lifeline
July 19, 2022

Metro Transit sees results with health specialists along for the ride
June 27, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month and Agricultural Mental Health
May 25, 2022

Jefferson County Health Department And Other Organizers Rolling Out ASPEN
May 11, 2022

Watch now: Bloomington-Normal approaches 4/20 with celebration, caution
April 19, 2022

State funding, collaboration to expand health care access in underserved areas
April 11, 2022

Flick Fact: In B-N, why is it called Chestnut Health Systems?
April 6, 2022

Leadership Center at Chestnut is part of a state effort to identify barriers of different counties' access to care for substance abuse and recovery
March 22, 2022

Chestnut Health Systems: The important work it does
March 21, 2022

Chestnut's David Sharar, Thresholds' Mark Ishaug Talk Increased Funding to Support Mental Health Workforce
March 11, 2022

Impacts of White House mental health plan on Madison County
March 4, 2022

St. Louis Metro launches behavior health pilot program
March 4, 2022

How parents can help their kids through a loss in their life
February 16, 2022

New health director starts in Bell County
February 15, 2022

Vespasian Warner Public Library among 13 nonprofits to receive funds
January 19, 2022

Statewide: The future of marijuana policy; The winter blues
January 13, 2022

Madison County Health working on transition to 988 number for mental health crises
January 12, 2022

Sound Health: COVID stress compounds the winter blues for many
January 7, 2022

Live: National Mental Health Report Report/What parents can do to help children who are experimenting with drugs/alcohol
December 30, 2021

District 7 recognizes accomplishments, plans for future
December 29, 2021

Local agencies team up to address mental health crisis
December 28, 2021

Homeless have no holiday vacation
December 20, 2021

About 70% of Bell adults vaccinated, new CDC data shows; updated rates come as health district hires new director
December 14, 2021

S34 E09: The State of Mental Health in Central Illinois
September 2, 2021

20 Under 40, Athena honorees to be recognized Sept. 30
August 28, 2021

Events planned for overdose awareness
August 27, 2021

Recognition Planned For Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month
August 27, 2021

How McLean County handles health care worker shortage
August 27, 2021

Nobody likes to wear a mask': Central Illinois reacts to renewed COVID restrictions
August 26, 2021

McLean County health officials seeking input on local health needs
August 17, 2021

Sound Health: Re-Entry Anxiety Emerges As Society Reopens
July 28, 2021

What is Madison County's mental health court?
July 27, 2021

Business Achievements: Business Achievements: Chestnut Health names Annie Robbins Mental Health Practitioner
July 26, 2021

What it's like to go through mental health court in Madison County (
July 26, 2021

What it's like to go through mental health court in Madison County (Fairfield - reprint)
July 26, 2021

Author, broadcaster will share recovery story (
July 23, 2021

Time for a new job? Employers want YOU!
July 23, 2021

Local Personality To Talk Teens And Alcohol
July 19, 2021

LOCAL PERSONALITY TO TALK TEENS AND ALCOHOL: Author, broadcaster will share his recovery story
July 19, 2021

CHESTNUT HEALTH SYSTEMS HOLDS OPEN INTERVIEWS: People at All Career Stages Encouraged to Attend
July 19, 2021

Job Fair to offer lots of employment options
July 16, 2021

Peoria County saw increase in overdose deaths in 2020, but less than national rate
July 15, 2021

Mental health providers applaud Illinois lawmakers for enacting mental health legislation
July 7, 2021

Pritzker signs bill continuing mental health help
July 6, 2021

Low demand prompts closure of Interstate Drive COVID testing site
June 30, 2021

COVID Testing At Interstate Center To End July 31; Arena Vaccine Clinic Shrinks
June 29, 2021

This is a trauma for them': Pandemic can cause emotional impact on youth, official says
June 27, 2021

COVID Vaccination Rates Are Slowing. Where Does That Leave McLean County In The Fall?
June 11, 2021

Demand for mental health help surged during COVID. How McLean County responded
June 4, 2021

Crowe votes to support statewide behavioral health resources
June 1, 2021

5 questions with David Sharar, Chestnut Health Systems CEO
May 23, 2021

Robey Joins Chestnut Health Systems As Director Of Employee Experience
May 17, 2021

Bloomington-Normal groups joins state's 'pandemic navigator' program
April 27, 2021

'Take Back Day' allows disposal of unused medications
April 24, 2021

SIUE nursing conference focuses on mental health
April 19, 2021

Shelters Get COVID Vaccines; Some Homeless Hard To Reach
March 18, 2021

Agency to Develop Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health - Pandemic contributes to increased need
January 4, 2021

Molina Health hands out free meals to Bloomington residents
December 10, 2020

Chestnut Family Health Center, Molina Health Care To Host Food Giveaway
December 10, 2020

Heartland Community College plans program to aid with addiction recovery
November 28, 2020

Heartland Community College looks to add mental health support program
November 17, 2020

How Bloomington-Normal health pros are getting ready for another COVID spike
November 17, 2020

Chestnut Health Tests COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness
October 14, 2020

USDA funds distance learning, telemedicine projects
October 13, 2020

Rural COVID Testing
October 12, 2020

Cunningham joins Chestnut Family Health Center
September 2, 2020

Special Needs Housing Hard To Find In Central Illinois
September 25, 2020

Student mental health at stake, COVID-19 impacts well-being
September 22, 2020

PACE celebrates National Recovery Month
September 16, 2020

Chestnut Recognized for Quality Improvement - Named among top health centers in the U.S. for second consecutive year
August 31, 2020

Helping children through COVID
August 16, 2020

New Transportation Option Serves County's Most Vulnerable
August 13, 2020

Opinion: Jamie Martens-Perry is director of youth and family support services for Chestnut Health Systems, based in Granite City
August 6, 2020

Madison County Transit Announces August Services Changes
August 3, 2020

Chestnut offers help for gambling addiction
July 28, 2020

Help Available for Problem Gamblers as Casinos Reopen
July 27, 2020

Rural Testing - McLean County's 1st rural COVID-19 test site draws residents in Colfax
July 24, 2020

McLean County announces 1st rural COVID-19 testing site; 17 new cases reported Tuesday
July 21, 2020

More People Seeking Addiction Treatment, Rehab Centers In Illinois Say
July 14, 2020

Grant to Benefit Persons Impacted by COVID-19
July 7, 2020

'With You STL' Shows DEA Focus On Outreach, Opioid Crisis
June 30, 2020

McLean County agencies receive grants to aid homeless during COVID-19
May 18, 2020

Chestnut Receives $4 Million Grant - Services to help bridge gap between physical, behavioral health
May 6, 2020

Pro-longed isolation raises Mental Health concerns
May 5, 2020

GoFundMe raises money for healthcare workers in McLean County
April 27, 2020

Food, shelter, counseling available in Bloomington-Normal during COVID-19 but may be offered differently
April 15, 2020

Central Illinois health centers to share $52 million in federal COVID-19 grants
April 9, 2020

Madison County Courts Change Protocol During Stay-At-Home Order
April 2, 2020

8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois
April 1, 2020

6 Central Illinois clinics get money for coronavirus protective equipment
April 1, 2020

County notes mental health resources
March 31, 2020

Madison County health experts reminds public social distancing comes with psychological fallout
March 30, 2020

Addiction Relapse Risk Rises As Coronavirus Isolation Continues
March 30, 2020

County continues to operate with precautions in place
March 27, 2020

SIUE School of Nursing hosts virtual conference
March 25, 2020

Bloomington health center gets federal funds to assist with battle against coronavirus
March 24, 2020

Addiction Recovery Meetings In Illinois Continue Despite COVID-19 Spread
March 23, 2020

HUD awards $118k-plus to homeless programs across country
March 18, 2020

Chestnut Health Seeks To Change Culture In Construction
March 16, 2020

McLean County Recovery Court a positive disruption
March 15, 2020

Physical health is important, but don’t forget about mental health
March 12, 2020

Chestnut Health Systems fighting back against opioid addiction
March 7, 2020

Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing hosts first Symposium on Ambulatory Care
March 2, 2020

Central Illinois agencies encouraged by governor's budget but warn that more work remains
February 19, 2020

Veterans To Get New Affordable Housing Options In Collinsville
January 23, 2020

Here's how McLean County can be healthier
January 8, 2020

Behavioral Health Partners Share Updates With County's Coordinating Council
December 13, 2019

How research grants awarded to Saint Louis University and Washington University will address St. Louis’ growing opioid crisis
December 11, 2019

‘Escape the vape’ campaign will target Riverbend teens
November 8, 2019

McLean County starts new chapter in mental health services 
November 6, 2019

Parent group awarded $125K Drug-Free Community grant 
November 5, 2019

Leekha: In making an impact, collaboration is key
October 13, 2019

Chestnut Gets $1.5M To Combat Underage Substance Use in Bloomington-Normal 
October 2, 2019

Walkabout at the Wraparound: Lt. Governor tours services at Peoria school
September 30, 2019

Chamber, Pantagraph name Athena, 20 Under 40 Honorees
September 17, 2019

McLean County therapists in schools program get high marks 
September 12, 2019

Illinois health professionals, vaping industry, split on flavors ban
September 12, 2019

Senior Official Anne Hazlett with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control
visits Chestnut

August 20, 2019

Researchers share in $155 million in federal grant funding. Project aims to reduce opioid use relapse in criminal justice settings 
August 5, 2019

McLean County's top health needs ID'd; plan to be developed
August 1, 2019

SIUE school of nursing secures $2.75 million HRSA Grant for Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program 
July 23, 2019

Unit 5 Expands Collaboration With Chestnut, Adds Mental Health Counselor at Normal West
July 11, 2019

YWCA McLean County Women of Distinction nominees announced - Joan Hartman, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Nominated
June 1, 2019

Chestnut's Addiction Archives Offer Most Diverse History Of The Disease
May 30, 2019

Area opioid battle receives $1M in grants
May 30, 2019

McLean County FUSE Seeks To Expand Mental Health Access 
May 15, 2019

Chestnut and North Central Collaborate on Improved Substance Use and Addictions Services 
May 1, 2019

ROSC Council Drives Support for People in Recovery 
April 21, 2019

Chestnut getting nearly $1.3 million to combat opioid crisis 
April 16, 2019

Chestnut names Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder programs
February 25, 2019  

Program aims to reduce opioid use in new mothers. Effort is part of continued response to opioid epidemic 
February 12, 2019 

Chestnut programs receive accreditation
February 11, 2019

Underserved areas to receive access to treatment for opioid use disorders. Several Southern Illinois counties will benefit
February 6, 2019 

Network to help persons who are homeless, in recovery. Federal grant funding totals
$2.4 million

January 24, 2019 

Chestnut executive named to Statewide board
January 2, 2019

Community response to addiction and recovery to broaden funding to benefit McLean, Madison, and St. Clair Counties December 11, 2018 

Professionals Discuss Opioid Addiction Treatment, Prevention
December 4, 2018

Youngest victims of opioid abuse to get access to help. Federal Department of Justice grant provides funding
October 19, 2018

Sheriff: New Opioid Program Offers 'Help Not Handcuffs'
August 1, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Hears Personal Stories Of Opioid Addiction
January 23, 2018

Chestnut Health systems announces new CEO
November 16, 2017

Chestnut Health Systems CEO Russel Hagen to retire
November 7, 2017

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth tours Chestnut Health Systems, a Granite City opioid treatment facility
July 10, 2017

Durbin highlights impact of Community Health Centers in fight against opioid epidemic during National Health Center Week
August 16, 2017 

Chestnut Family Health Center awarded $1 million in Affordable Care Act funding to
Granite City

August 24, 2015

New federal grant to benefit Metro East mentally ill patients
August 19, 2015