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The state of Illinois has temporarily suspended the license of a doctor charged in the Sacred Heart Hospital Medicaid and Medicare fraud scandal. Dr. Subir Maitra faces trial in Indiana on charges similar to the ones from Sacred Heart Health. Maitra’s attorneys asked an Indiana judge...

[ubermenu-map address="Chicago, IL" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"]   Since April, the Chicago Department of Public Health has been searching Chicagoans’ Twitter posts for the words "food poisoning" in an effort to improve restaurant safety. Foodborne Chicago, which tweets as @foodbornechi, describes itself as "a civic organization devoted to improving...

[ubermenu-map address="Chicago, IL" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] In Chicago, a man died after sustaining fatal injuries in a construction accident, the second construction-related fatality for the city in three days. On September 14, the 47-year-old construction worker was crushed between two vehicles on a job site on North...

[ubermenu-map address="Oak Park, IL" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"]   According to the Daily Herald, an early morning car accident on the Eisenhower Expressway killed two Oak Park residents on September 7. The victim’s blue Ford was traveling on the eastbound lanes of the expressway, when the car was struck...

[ubermenu-map address="Chicago, IL" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"]   The state of Illinois has revoked the license for Chicago’s Sacred Heart Hospital over charges of Medicare fraud and complaints of medical malpractice. Located in the West Side, the hospital’s owners were charged with running a “kickback” scheme that profited them...

[ubermenu-map address="Libertyville, IL" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"]   On September 6, the Daily Herald reported that a Libertyville woman lost her life in a car accident that occurred sometime around 5 a.m., in the dark of the early morning. The woman was traveling on the northbound half of Route...

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a list of 50 locations where the city will put up speed cameras near parks and schools by the end of the year. The administration had previously announced 12 of the locations where one or more of the cameras will...

Eighty-three Asiana Flight 214 survivors have taken steps to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. over the flight that crash-landed in San Francisco in July, claiming that the accident was caused by a mechanical malfunction of the Boeing 777’s auto throttle. The attorneys for the survivors filed...