• Report shows largest Medicaid growth in Champaign County

    by  • July 31, 2013

    A new report predicts Champaign County will have the state’s largest percentage growth in Medicaid when the affordable care act is fully implemented. The county could see 15,000 new Medicaid enrollees, swelling the ranks by almost two-thirds. The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation¬† released the report Wednesday to estimate local impacts of the new health...

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    Lt. Gov. Simon running for comptroller

    by  • July 31, 2013

    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has officially announced that she’s running for Illinois comptroller, ending five months of uncertainty about which statewide office she’ll seek in 2014. The Carbondale democrat made her announcement Wednesday morning in downtown Chicago. She also plans to stop in Springfield and Carbondale later in the day. The comptroller is central...

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    Centralia schedules road oil sealing and chipping

    by  • July 31, 2013

    The City of Centralia Public Works will be applying seal oil and chip to the roads on the road rehabilitation MFT program listed below on August 1, 2013. Weather permitting. No Parking on streets will be allowed from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Cars will be towed. Please move all vehicles away from street....

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    ILETSB to set officer training for new concealed carry law

    by  • July 30, 2013

    The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) has announced it is working to develop a curriculum that will help police officers understand the state’s new concealed carry law, enacted by the legislature on July 9, and provide instruction for how to interact with armed citizens in a manner that protects officers, members...

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    Healthcare group urges vaccines regardless of age

    by  • July 30, 2013

    VNA-Tip Healthcare is calling attention to the importance of immunization. They say regardless of age, immunizations are needed by all to keep healthy. In time, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off creating risk for contracting diseases. It is imperative individuals make sure their bodies are protected as it is always better to prevent...

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