• Area hospitals included in $71.3 mil grant program

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    Hundreds of hospitals are getting millions of dollars from the state. As a part of the Illinois Jobs Now program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $71.3 million in grants to hospitals. “These investments create hundreds of good construction jobs while helping these hospitals provide better service to the thousands of patients they serve every single...

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    Feds: Ex-state worker took $433,000 in kickbacks

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a onetime chief of staff to the former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health took $433,000 in kickbacks for steering grant and contract money to certain groups. An indictment released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield says Quinshaunta Golden faces one count of bribery and...

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    Record enrollment makes housing tight at SIU-C

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    Administrators at southern Illinois University are preparing for a record number of new students on campus when fall classes begin later this month. But that’s creating a housing crunch at the Carbondale school. WSIL-TV says new student enrollment is on pace to beat 2008′s record, thanks to an anticipated 16 percent increase in new...

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