The Rockford City Council of the City of Rockford approved a release and settlement agreement with the Plaintiff on behalf of all named defendants in the matter of 09-cv-50236 Estate of Barmore v. City Of Rockford, et al. In exchange for a release of liability and dismissal with prejudice of all claims against the City of Rockford, et al, the Estate of Barmore will receive a settlement payment in the amount of $1,115,500.00 from the City of Rockford.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Tuesday approved the merger between Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System. According to a news release, the merger is expected to create a combined multi-regional health system that will provide care in more than 40 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. The new health system begins operations on Jan. 1.
A new report outlines how Illinois school districts feel about state education services.
The Lieutenant Governor's office is required by law to direct a committee which approves a survey at least every three years. School districts provide anonymous feedback on the quality and importance of services provided by the state.
More than 350 districts filled out the most recent survey.
Illinois' Attorney General says, under the Constitution, governor-elect Bruce Rauner can appoint a new state comptroller to a full 4-year term when he takes office next month. But, in a statement released Monday, Lisa Madigan urged the Legislature to authorize a special election to elect a new comptroller in 2016. Madigan also says Governor Pat Quinn should appoint someone to the post to fill out the comptroller's present term which ends January 12th. The incumbent State Comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka, died last week after a stroke.
“60 Minutes” shined a light Sunday on the issue of patients denied mental health treatment by doctors who never even saw them. That’s despite mandatory coverage for mental health services under the Affordable Care Act.
Formal labor charges have been filed against GateHouse Media, owner of the Rockford Register Star and Freeport Journal-Standard. The St. Louis-based United Media Guild is negotiating an initial contract for employees at the two papers.
The UMG claims that workers were unfairly targeted because of union activities.
The National Labor Relations Board office in Peoria confirmed investigators found that GateHouse Media threatened to outsource photography work to freelancers and imposed work schedule changes without prior negotiations.