• Medicaid cleanup to be taken over by state

    by  • September 17, 2013 • 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 • 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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    Repair of Jefferson County bridge could cost $600k

    by  • September 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Jefferson County Board is told that rusting and cracked piers beneath the Panzier Lane bridge is likely responsible for the September 5th bridge collapse. In special session Monday night, county highway engineer Braadon Simmons says the creek bottom was just below the fracture; it appears the rise and fall of water level may...

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