Pritzker to move residents, restructure developmental center
The upheaval of the center follows months of reporting by Capitol News Illinois, Lee Enterprises, and ProPublica. They uncovered evidence of staff assaults on residents, efforts by staffers to cover up abuse and the intimidation of new employees to participate or keep quiet about the conduct.
CVS spends $10.6B on Chicago-based Oak Street Health
The acquisition comes just three months after a nearly $9-billion investment by Deerfield-based rival Walgreens in VillageMD’s acquisition of Summit Health-CityMD. And that deal was announced two months after CVS said it would spend $8 billion to acquire home health care provider Signify Health.
Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
Preliminary test scores around the country confirm: The longer many students studied remotely, the less they learned. Some educators and parents are questioning decisions from Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles to remain online long after clear evidence emerged that schools weren’t super-spreaders.
Advocate Aurora Health discloses breach tied to online data tracker
Advocate Aurora Health, which operates 27 hospitals, said in a statement that the breach may have exposed information including a patients' medical provider, the type of appointment or medical procedure, dates and locations of scheduled appointments, and IP addresses.
8.7% hike to Social Security checks won't cut it, some fear
In a year when inflation has made Americans' eyes pop when they fill up their gas or walk down aisles at the grocery store, many Social Security recipients worry whether the biggest cost-of-living increase in four decades will be enough to cover their needs.
Hospital chain attack part of ongoing cybersecurity concerns
Diverted ambulances. Cancer treatment delayed. Electronic health records offline. These are just some of ripple effects of an apparent cyberattack on a major nonprofit health system that disrupted operations throughout the U.S, including Illinois.
Cook County resident dies of West Nile virus
A Cook County resident in their late 70s has died of West Nile virus in the first human case of the mosquito-borne disease reported in Illinois this year, state health officials said Tuesday.
Another state lines up to sue embattled Illinois-based COVID-19 testing company
This time it's Oregon suing Illinois-based Center for Covid Control. Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum sued the CCC, and its testing partner, Doctors Clinical Laboratory, for deceptively marketing testing services and for violating Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act.
Chicago-area businessman admits bilking millions from hospitals seeking face masks
Two hospitals paid more than $3 million for N95 masks but the Burr Ridge man never delivered and allegedly used some of the money for his personal benefit, including on credit cards, two Maseratis, and a Range Rover.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike resigns from IDPH
Dr. Ezike said during a Chicago news conference that she has no immediate professional plans but would take advantage of a lull in the pandemic to step aside and give more attention to her family.