• SSM Healthcare preparing for layoffs

    by  • October 10, 2013

    SSM Health Care, a St. Louis-based nonprofit hospital system that has fallen under increasing financial pressure, is preparing to lay off a number of employees. SSM Health Car, which operates St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon, is making the announcement this week to employees. Spokeswoman Kristen Johnson...

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    Illinois congressmen arrested for civil disobedience

    by  • October 9, 2013

    Two Illinois congressmen are among those who were arrested for civil disobedience during an immigration rally in Washington. Democratic reps. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago and Jan Schakowsky of Evanston were arrested Tuesday afternoon. That’s according to their offices. The representatives are calling on congress, particularly republicans, to push immigration legislation forward. The senate has...

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    KC offering information about prior learning experience opportunities

    by  • October 9, 2013

    Kaskaskia College will host an information session concerning prior learning experience opportunities at all education centers this fall. PLEO is an avenue for students seeking credit for life experiences, including military service, or formal education. Through this individualized process, KC faculty or instructional staff evaluate a prior learning portfolio, a written record of appropriate...

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    St. Josephy’s observing breast cancer awareness month

    by  • October 9, 2013

    With a goal of earlier detection and greater awareness, Saint Joseph’s in Breese will observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Mary Foraker, hospital medical imaging supervisor, except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among all women in the united states and the second leading cause of cancer...

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    State health insurance document deadline extended

    by  • October 9, 2013

    A deadline has been extended for some Illinois state retirees to submit certain health insurance documents because of the federal government shutdown. Recipients of various state health insurance programs need to provide IRS documents by a late October deadline in order to prove that their dependents should still be eligible to receive state health...

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