Durbin Calls For Probe Into Outbreak Of Legionnaires' Disease At Quincy Veterans' HomeDemocratic Sen. Dick Durbin appealed in a letter sent Monday to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs to "ensure the Illinois Veterans' Home-Quincy is taking the proper steps" to care for its surviving 400 residents and to prevent a future outbreak.
Bronzeville Nursing Home Resident Fatally Shot While Running ErrandsTuesday night, lifelong South Shore resident Christon Barlow was out picking up a few things for other nursing home residents and the staff, when he was shot and killed.
Woman Charged With Stabbing Nurse At Mother's Nursing HomeBrandy N. Campbell, 31, was upset with the way her mother’s medication was labeled when she came to the fourth floor of the Monroe Pavilion Health and Treatment Center at 1400 W. Monroe, Cook County prosecutors said at a Sunday bond hearing.
One Of Three Patient Deaths Tied To Holland Home Ruled As Natural CausesThe 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.
Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From ElderlyBria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.
Police Investigating 3 Deaths From South Holland Nursing HomePolice in the far south suburbs have opened an investigation, after three of six nursing home residents who were hospitalized on the same day last month have died.
Four Hospitalized After Fire At Des Plaines Nursing HomeThe fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Presence Ballard Rehabilitation, at 9300 Ballard Rd. North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.
Cop: Shooting Nursing Home Patient, 95, Was NecessaryCraig Taylor, facing a charge of reckless conduct, hit John Wrana with four bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun when the elderly man became unruly and threatened officers, he says.
Daughter Of Woman Allegedly Injured In Nursing Home Pushes For Patient MonitoringThe state's attorney general supports the extra set of eyes and ears and so does the daughter of a woman allegedly injured, reports Suzanne Le Mignot.
Condom Found In Nursing Home Patient's Stomach, Suit ClaimsL.C. Scott was a resident at Westchester Rehab in June 2012 when he was taken to La Grange Memorial Hospital for suspected gastro intestinal bleeding and low hemoglobin levels, the suit claims.
Park Forest Cop Pleads Not Guilty In WWII Vet's DeathA Park Forest police officer has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in connection with the death of a 95-year-old man at a suburban senior facility last year.
6 Hurt In Fire At Burr Ridge Senior FacilityThe fire apparently started when a resident put a piece of clothing in a microwave, said an employee of the facility, who declined to give her name.