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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014

Illinois Inmate Dies 3 Hours After Seeking Medical Care

By Robert Wildeboer and Patrick Smith

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Keith Dean has a manila envelope that causes him a lot of grief and regret, but he can’t throw it out. On his front porch, by the light of a single lamp next to his front door on a quiet street in Gary, Ind., he turns the envelope over in his hand.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Health







CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - July 05, 2014

Inspection Signs at C-U Restaurants Now Show When Re-Inspection Required

By Claire Everett

Between January and May, 32 restaurants in Champaign-Urbana failed health inspections. But despite the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District’s new notification system include , diners still had no easy way of knowing if a restaurant failed --- until now.

Categories: Government, Health

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

By Mary Agnes Carey

Customers walk into a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City on Monday.

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a key exemption to the health law's contraception coverage requirements when it ruled that closely held for-profit businesses could assert a religious objection to the Obama administration's regulations.

Categories: Business, Health

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 30, 2014

Carle Working To Improve Its Score On Infections

By Jim Meadows

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana is one of more than 700 hospitals at risk of losing 1 percent of its Medicare payments. Those hospitals make up the 25 percent of U.S. hospitals that scored poorest for patient infections and complications, according to preliminary data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Categories: Government, Health

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