Tag: Capitol News Illinois

House OKs Westlake-Related Bill To Make Hospital Closures More Thorough

Thursday, May 30, 2019 || By Grant Morgan/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

SPRINGFIELD – Hospital owners might not be able to close their facilities as quickly under legislation passed this week by the Illinois House.

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Pritzker Outlines Draft $41.5 Billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ Capital Plan

Saturday, May 18, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Gov. J.B. Pritzker talks with Capitol News Illinois reporter Peter Hancock in late March during a recording of the news service’s podcast, Capitol Cast. Pritzker on Friday briefed lawmakers on a proposed $41.5 billion capital improvements plan. | Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday briefed lawmakers on a proposed capital improvements plan that cals for spending $41.5 billion on transportation, education, public health and other infrastructure projects over six years, funded by a host of new or increased taxes and fees.

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‘Already In Crisis:’ Report Says Medicaid Funding Shortfalls Causing Nursing Homes To Close

Saturday, May 4, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The LeRoy Manor and Liberty Village nursing home in the 3,500-population McLean County city of LeRoy is one of 20 state-licensed nursing homes that have closed due to the state’s poor Medicaid reimbursement rates since 2014. | Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes have closed for financial reasons, while many of those continuing to serve the state’s neediest elderly populations face staffing shortages and operating deficits caused by diminishing state government investment.

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