| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Executives of a nursing home chain owned by Bruce Rauner's investment firm made banned campaign contributions to Ohio lawmakers in 2003 and then improperly billed Medicaid for reimbursement of the donations, according to court records in the company's...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Robert B. Temple, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. TV technician and a Korean War veteran, died Friday at the Longview Nursing Home in Manchester of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.
The son of Burnett Franklin Temple, a city...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Merrill Lynch made business page headlines this year by appointing Baltimore County native Cynthia Hutchins to the newly created post of director of financial gerontology.
Ms. Hutchins is charged with teaching the company's nearly 14,000 financial...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:21 AM
A partner at Republican Bruce Rauner's GTCR investment firm expressed misgivings about some of their former business associates in a troubled nursing home chain hit by hefty wrongful death lawsuit awards, according to video-recorded testimony played...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Everything’s more fun with a friend, even if that buddy is a different species – your dog. With their bounding enthusiasm and agreeable nature, most canines are fitting companions to just about any outing. If yours is well trained and social,...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The following items were taken from Palos Heights police reports:
A 25-year-old Blue Island woman was pulled over for driving 51 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue around 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. She was charged with...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas.
The $250 repair bill for his fiancee's engagement ring didn't fit the budget. So he asked the jeweler if he could add the repair cost to his one-...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Two local nursing homes are accused of subjecting patients to "medically unnecessary" and unreasonable rehabilitation services in order to boost Medicare reimbursements as part of a $38 million False Claims Act settlement announced Friday by the U.S....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
For 25 years, pharmacy technician John Gargas has worked as a purchasing officer for the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences System.
Gargas' job requires him to order drugs, vaccines, chemicals and...
| Oct 10, 2014
Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his father's decline and eventual death. Atmaram Gawande was in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Lehigh County commissioners have put forward more than two dozen amendments aimed at reducing or eliminating the county deficit in the 2015 proposed budget and preserving the funds they have used to balance budgets.
All 27 amendments are backed by...