Gov. Bruce Rauner signing legislation.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
August 18, 2016

Gov. Rauner Signs ‘Gabby’s Law’ Requiring Sepsis Protocols At All Illinois Hospitals

Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday requiring all Illinois hospitals to have protocols in place for diagnosing and treating sepsis, which occurs when infection causes the body's immune system to attack tissue and organs. The legislation was nicknamed "Gabby's Law", after a 5-year-old Monticello girl, who died of sepsis after hospital doctors did not check for the condition.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.
Brian Mackey / WUIS
August 18, 2016

For Illinois Republicans, A One-Man Party

In just a few years, one has transformed the Illinois Republican Party from a perennial also-ran into a serious contender. Bruce Rauner been an agenda-setter, a shot-caller, and a rainmaker. And his party’s true believers couldn’t be happier.


Champaign County seal, displayed in the Champaign County Boardroom.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
August 17, 2016

Champaign County Administrator Makes Case For Facilities Referendum

The Champaign County Board is expected to vote Thursday night on whether to place a referendum for facilities on the ballot for this November.  The initiative would raise the county’s sales tax one quarter of a percent for a period of 12 years.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with Champaign County Administrator Rick Snider about the proposal, including plans for the county jail.


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