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Illinois GOP Seeks To Close Appointment Loophole

Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees announced several efforts Thursday to close what they described as a constitutional loophole.


Patrick Stein. (Credit: CBS)

State Discontinues Healthcare Funding For Disabled Stroke Victim

Unconscionable. That’s what a doctor calls a state decision to cut care funding for a patient.


Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet. (CBS)

Apparent Norovirus Outbreak Hits Stateville

Health officials believe they know what led to a widespread sickness inside the prison, which holds more than 3,000 inmates.


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Panel Approves Temporary Insurance Plan For State Employees

State officials say a new temporary health insurance plan for state employees will increase options and decrease confusion.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

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Lawmakers: Blue Cross Insurance Plan Is Bad For Downstate Ill.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is catching a lot of heat over its tentative decision to award next year’s health insurance contract for state workers to Blue Cross Blue Shield.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011