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Survey: Illinois May Face Nurse Shortage

One-third of registered nurses, age 55 and older, indicated they’ll retire in the next five years, leaving potential voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties.


Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Area First Responders Learn From Boston

“Lots of drills. You cannot drill enough because every time you have a drill you learn something new, a weakness you need to beef up on”


Health Care Fraud

Health Care Provider Defrauds Medicaid

Operator of Blessed Hands Home Health paid patients for their personal info.



Patient Walks Away From Embattled Belleville Care Home

Joseph Childs was found safe at a local truck stop.



New Technology May Provide Break in ’92 Murder Case

English scientist recovers print from curved surface, not possible two decades ago.


Residents of a Belleville nursing home chanted "Stop the cuts!" as they took part in a Monday morning rally urging state lawmakers to reject a plan to slash Medicaid funding by 6%. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Belleville Nursing Home Site of Medicaid Protest

Residents sign banner urging Gov. Quinn to look elsewhere for budget cuts.


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