• St. Mary’s Hospital Honored for Commitment to Quality

    by  • July 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — St. Mary’s Hospital was one of four U.S. hospitals recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The 2013 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® was awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which will receive $75,000. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which serves patients and...

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    Quinn OKs new rules for tethering dogs outdoors

    by  • July 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law new rules for tethering a dog outside. Quinn says the legislation ensures dogs are treated humanely. The Illinois Democrat says dogs bring unconditional love and comfort to their owners’ lives and become “part of our families.” He says the new law makes sure “our...

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    Democrats’ tax proposal sets stage for 2014 battle

    by  • July 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Influential Democrats in Springfield are pushing for a change to Illinois’ income tax that could become a contentious issue in next year’s elections. The proposal is for Illinois to adopt a graduated or “progressive” tax, instead of extending a temporary increase in the current flat tax or letting that increase expire. Under a graduated...

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