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    Medicaid cleanup to be taken over by state

    by  • September 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An out-of-state vendor’s work to scrub unentitled Illinois residents from the Medicaid rolls may soon be taken over by the state. Reston, Va.-based Maximus Inc. started reviewing Medicaid cases in January under a $77 million contract with Illinois. The work resulted in the state removing more than 125,000 people from the program. A grievance...

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    Woman pleads guilty to benefit fraud

    by  • September 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 59-year-old Murphysboro woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County Court, to one count felony state benefit fraud. Lawanda J. Logan was scheduled yesterday for an October 7, jury trial. But at a pretrial hearing Tuesday she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years conditional discharge and ordered to pay nearly $3,500 in...

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    Ill. railway bridge collapses, freight cars fall into river

    by  • September 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A railway bridge has collapsed in east-central Illinois, sending six freight cars into the Spoon River. The Fulton County Sheriff’s office says the accident took place yesterday afternoon in Seville. No one was injured in the accident. Authorities say the train made it about halfway across the bridge when the structure collapsed. The incident...

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