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Lisa Madigan Backs Proposal To Put Video Cameras In Nursing Homes

The Illinois attorney general is backing lawmakers who want families able to put video cameras in the nursing home rooms where their loved ones live, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/08/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Illinois Patients To Docs: ‘What About Marijuana?’

Illinois medical professionals are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state’s new medical marijuana program; and find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific research to back the claims of those extolling marijuana’s therapeutic benefits.

07/23/2014

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Healthcare Council Of Illinois Pushes For Managed Care Bill Of Rights

The Healthcare Council of Illinois made a stop at the Jackson Square Nursing Center Saturday as part of a seven city, seven facility tour designed to get support from nursing home residents for the proposed Managed Care Bill of Rights.

05/04/2014

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Nursing Home Workers Hit Picket Line In Fight For Better Pay

Workers from 50 nursing homes across Illinois, including half a dozen in the Chicago area, staged informational picketing outside of the homes Wednesday to demand improved pay and working conditions.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2012

About 800 nursing home workers and administrators hold a rally outside the Thompson Center to protest Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed reductions in Medicaid spending, which would cut about $237 million in funding to the state's nursing homes. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

A spirited rally organized by the state’s nursing home industry livened up the plaza outside the Thompson Center on Monday, as workers and administrators gathered to protest the governor’s planned Medicaid cuts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

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Nursing Homes Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

Representatives of Illinois nursing homes say Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed cuts in Medicaid funding will devastate the industry and could leave seniors homeless.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

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Cuts To Meals For Illinois Elderly Worry Advocates

Budget cuts to programs that deliver meals to homebound seniors in Illinois may force some frail elderly into nursing homes, a more expensive option for both the individuals and the state, advocates say.

07/16/2011

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‘Stomach Flu’ Bug Hits Nursing Homes, Schools

The norovirus continues to spread in the Chicago area. Get details on the virus commonly called ‘stomach flu’.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010

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Change Coming In Housing Choices For Mentally Ill

An Indiana University administrator has been recommended to oversee a sweeping transition in housing choices for mentally ill people in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2010