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Durbin Denies 'Bullying' Businesses Who Might Move
Monday, September 15, 2014 5:56 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas. Durbin's opponent in the November election, Republican dairy entrepreneur and state Sen. Jim Oberweis, has called the Democrat's actions "bullying." He says it's the kind of anti-business behavior that's hampering Illinois' economic ...
US Awards $12M to Illinois Health Centers
Friday, September 12, 2014 4:22 AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois. The money is available through the Affordable Care Act. It will be used to hire additional health care workers, hire new care providers, and allow the facilities to stay open for longer hours. Durbin said the community health centers serve an important purpose for ...
IL Officials Keeping Medical Pot Info Under Wraps
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:16 AM
It's unclear if state officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois. Applications from prospective companies aren't subject to state open records laws, according to the law that legalized medical marijuana in Illinois. The application period opened Monday and will close Sept. 22. Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for ...
Serious Respiratory Illness May Be In Kentucky
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:54 AM
Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone — Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri — and some required intensive care, according to authorities. The ...
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