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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 05, 2013

Illinois Legislators Reviewing $1.4 Billion Prison Contract

By Robert Wildeboer

If anyone knows how to navigate their way through prison health care, it’s Doris Green. She says she spent three decades working in correctional health care in Illinois with the Aids Foundation of Chicago. But then her husband, who was serving time, got sick.








CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - March 28, 2013

Champaign County Board Considers Restaurant Inspection Placard System

By Kevin Huebschman

A proposal to require restaurant owners to post a color-coded placard based on their latest health inspection results has raised concern among some county board members.

Categories: Business, Food, Government, Health

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 27, 2013

Inmates Claim Poor Medical Care in Illinois Prison System

This is the third in a four part series on Illinois prison life

Illinois has a more than $1.3 billion contract with Wexford Health Sources, a private company that provides health care for inmates. But inmates say they’re not getting the care paid for by taxpayers.

By Robert Wildeboer

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(Duration: 6:53)

Anthony Rivera

Illinois taxpayers are paying a private healthcare company more than one point three billion dollars over ten years to provide care for inmates in prisons, but many of those inamtes say unless it is an emergency, they are not getting the type of care paid for by taxpayers.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 27, 2013

Presence Health is New Name for Provena and Resurrection

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 3:20)

The two Provena hospitals in Urbana and Danville are now officially operating as Presence hospitals. It is the end result of the 2011 merger of two Catholic healthcare chains --- Provena Health and Resurrection Healthcare.

Categories: Health

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