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Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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By Associated Press

Quinn Promises Tighter Controls After Medicaid Paid for Dead

Quinn Promises Tighter Controls After Medicaid Paid for Dead

Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead. Read »

Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher
      

Quinn Signs 'Rocky's Law' for Student Athletes

A new law says Illinois schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. Read »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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By Sophia Tareen

House OKs Medicaid Expansion, 'Puppy Lemon' Law

House OKs Medicaid Expansion, 'Puppy Lemon' Law

Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state's most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded... Read »

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Bill Albracht

Bill Albracht

Republican Candidate for the 36th Legislative District Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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By Mitchell Grogg

Terry Link

Terry Link

Democratic Candidate for the 30th Legislative District. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Quinn Signs Cigarette Tax Hike

Quinn Signs Cigarette Tax Hike

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed a package of bills that would cut health care by $1.6 million and hike cigarette taxes by $1 to pay for the state's struggling Medicaid program. Under the proposal, smokers must... Read »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

Cigarette Tax Increase Passes Senate, Heads To Gov. Quinn

Cigarette Tax Increase Passes Senate, Heads To Gov. Quinn

The Senate voted to pass the tobacco tax and the proposal now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn. Read »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan
      

Deadline Looms Over State Legislators

The end of the legislative session on Thursday May 31 is in plain sight for Illinois legislators, but with several large issues still to tackle the General Assembly may have to stay assembled for some overtime.... Read »

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Quinn Gets Medicaid Cuts

Quinn Gets Medicaid Cuts

Now the big question is: will the legislators give Gov. Pat Quinn the rest of what he wants? Read »

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Quinn Wants Medicaid Cut Back

Quinn Wants Medicaid Cut Back

The $2 billion cut leads hospitals to also fear a loss of 19,000 jobs. Read »

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