• Quinn allows year extension on health insurance plans

    by  • May 7, 2014

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s administration is allowing an additional year’s extension for existing health insurance plans that fall short of coverage requirements in the nation’s health care law. The Illinois Department of Insurance announced the change last week, following a similar announcement March 5th from President Barack Obama’s administration. Insurers will have the option...

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    Tax decrease could lead to nursing home closures

    by  • May 7, 2014

    Nursing homes are warning that allowing the temporary income tax increase to expire would force them to turn away certain patients. Pat Comstock, executive director of the Illinois Health Care Council – the lobbying group for nursing homes – says nursing homes are in an unusual position where they can’t cut certain costs, as...

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    Long-time Marion County probation director dismissed

    by  • May 6, 2014

    Probation Services in Marion County will be under new leadership Wednesday, after its long-time director was removed from her position Tuesday. According to Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Michael McHaney, it was his decision alone to remove Marion County Court Services Director Mendy Shoemaker from her position, confirming that she was escorted out of her...

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    Salem man indicted in hacking of U.S. Navy computers

    by  • May 6, 2014

    A college student from Salem and a member of the U.S. Navy are accused of hacking into the computer systems of more than 30 public and private organizations, including the U.S. Navy and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. According to a 22-page, single-count indictment handed down by U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. in the...

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