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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.
Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
A former worker in an assisted living home in Warrenville has admitted to using residents’ ATM cards to steal thousands of dollars in cash from their accounts.
A former house manager for a west suburban group home for the developmentally disabled stands charged with stealing nearly $9,000 from the residents.