Tag: Nursing home care

Will Illinois lawmakers reform nursing home care?

Some area politicians hope so. Two recent investigations by The Chicago Reporter and the Chicago Tribune pointed to racial disparities and safety concerns in area nursing homes A joint hearing of the Illinois Senate’s Public Health and Human Services committees will be held tomorrow, Nov. 5 in room 16-503 of the Thompson Center in Chicago.... Read more »

Muckraking: Chicago Reader uncovers Daley's secret budget

Mayor Richard M. Daley is operating a publicly funded city budget that’s entirely off the books, according to a Chicago Reader investigation. The shadow budget includes a rehab of Willis Tower, subsidies for privately run hospitals and Fortune 500 corporations, and neighborhood projects not included in the official city budget. Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky... Read more »