It has taken hundreds of people pulling together at dozens of community meetings to get to this point: tonight, the group “Transform Rockford” will reveal its draft of a vision for the city at a rally at the Coronado Theater, starting at 6:30.
Rockford's Swedish American Health System and University of Wisconsin Health, based in Madison, Wis., have committed to merge later this year pending regulatory approval, officials of both entities announced Tuesday.
The boards of both organizations have approved a letter of intent to make Swedish American a partner in the community healthcare delivery model of UW Health, a major regional healthcare network.
Swedish American and UW Health have had a formal affiliation since 2010.
Marketplace and Slate continue their series The Secret Life of a Food Stamp by asking: What if Wal-Mart paid its employees more?
Slate's Andrew Bouve produced a video which estimates how much more Wal-Mart might have to charge for some products, if it raised wages high enough so that a typical worker would no longer qualify for food stamps.