• IEMA director plans for disabled care during disaster

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    The twelfth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks will, for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, include a summit on how professionals should handle those with special needs in the event of disaster. IEMA director Jonathon Monken uses the term “functional needs or disabilities” and adds that could include 10 percent of the state’s population....

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    Excavation work to begin in Herrin Cemetery

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    HERRIN(AP) — A southern Illinois judge has cleared the way for researchers to begin excavating a Herrin cemetery as part of a search for the remains of people who died during a violent 1922 labor strike. Williamson County Judge Brad Bleyer gave an archaeology team the go-ahead on Monday for the work in Herrin...

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    First grievance filed in Murray HIPAA controversy

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In July, the union representing Murray staff advised its members of specific steps in refusing to comply with possible violations of federal medical privacy laws, noting that while Murray Center management may try to impose discipline for refusing to comply with a direct order, the union would file a grievance contesting that discipline. But...

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    Don’t Write Murray Center Off Yet

    by  • September 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Guest article State Rep. Charlie Meier “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” -Mark Twain OKAWVILLE — Since taking office, I’ve had many people come up and thank me for all of my work trying to save the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center. Lately though, after thanking me, they say they’re sorry...

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    John O. Jones endorses Dillard for governor

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    SPRINGFIELD — Retired state Sen. John O. Jones has formally announced support for State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) to be the 2014 Republican nominee for Governor, citing a need for Dillard’s proven track record of leadership. “It is without hesitation that I enthusiastically endorse Kirk Dillard to be the next Governor of Illinois. Kirk...

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