• State paid millions in Medicaid for dead people

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead. Quinn told reporters Saturday he’s not happy with the findings and the state is on track to recoup all of the money. The Associated Press...

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    Former deputies sue Randolph County sheriff for improper dismissal

    by  • April 21, 2014

    Two former deputies are suing Randolph County Sheriff Michael Hoelscher for allegedly dismissing them for supporting an opposing candidate in November’s election. Eric Steely and D. Jason Juenger filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Hoelscher and Randolph County. Steely and Juenger allege they were dismissed as part-time deputies after walking in...

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    Conflicts continue with Illinois gambling proposals

    by  • April 21, 2014

    A new gambling expansion proposal would allow slot machines at all but one of the state’s horse racing tracks. Fairmount Park in Collinsville would be left out because of an amendment filed by the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Bob Rita (D-Blue Island). The race track’s president, Brian Zander, says without slot machines, the track...

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