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  • Illinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuse

    Illinois lawmakers consider bills to fight drug abuse
    What started with a Vicodin prescription to deal with a particularly difficult kidney stone spiraled into a painkiller addiction for Bartlett resident Nicholas Gore, one he said made him so desperate to score pills that he'd raid medicine cabinets at real...
  • State Farm sued by state of Mississippi over Katrina

     State Farm sued by state of Mississippi over Katrina
    Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the litigation goes on. State Farm, to minimize its losses from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, "systemically mischaracterized" wind damage — which its policies covered — as flood damage, and in the...
  • State Farm insurance agency opens in Vernon

    Stop by for the grand opening of the new State Farm insurance agency at 425 Talcottville Road in Vernon on May 5 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. There will be food and refreshments, and you can meet the staff. D. Dow Cote has been a licensed insurance agent since...
  • Lifetime health care issue draws crowd in Chicago Ridge

    Lifetime health care issue draws crowd in Chicago Ridge
    It wasn't on the meeting agenda, but a large crowd at Monday night's Chicago Ridge Village Board meeting wanted to talk about a controversial issue that arose during the recent election campaign for village trustee — the lifetime health care plan...
  • Could states afford jobless benefits if another recession hits?

    WASHINGTON Tens of billions of dollars in debt. Cuts to jobless aid that have been called "historic and disturbing." Unemployment insurance trust funds that are still clawing their way back to solvency. This is the Great Recession's legacy for the...
  • Training expert says Oklahoma police laws need changes

    Oklahoma law allows former law enforcement officers to return to the profession as reservists with little training, but the state's top law-enforcement trainer is pushing for changes after a volunteer deputy — a patrolman for only a year in the...
  • Falcon webcam renews city's connection to speedy birds of prey

    Falcon webcam renews city's connection to speedy birds of prey
    On one end of the southern ledge of a downtown skyscraper's 33rd floor, there is death — bloodstains, a mess of feathers, the head of a small songbird or woodpecker. But nearby is life — two peregrine falcons taking turns incubating brown...
  • Washington health exchange signs up 170,000 for insurance

    About 170,000 Washington residents bought insurance through the state health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week, officials reported Wednesday. That's about 40,000 more people than bought insurance during the first year the exchange...
  • Everywhere, hospitals are merging, but why should you care?

    Harvard Health Blog All across America, hospitals are merging. In 2014 alone, there were 95 mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures among U.S. hospitals, down only slightly from 98 in 2013. What's fueling this strong trend toward hospital consolidation...
  • Anthem rate hike excessive for 170,000, regulator says

    Anthem rate hike excessive for 170,000, regulator says
    California's insurance commissioner criticized healthcare giant Anthem Blue Cross for imposing an "excessive" rate increase on nearly 170,000 customers statewide. Dave Jones said Wednesday that Anthem had failed to justify its 9% average rate hike...
  • Uber battle heats up in Legislature

    Uber battle heats up in Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE – The fight between ridesharing app companies like Uber and Lyft and traditional taxicab companies is coming to a head as the Legislature enters its final days. The Senate amended SB 1298 Wednesday to require Uber and Lyft to be...