While not yet in the limelight of healthcare discussions, and totally unknown to most people, the federal 340B drug discount program affects many vulnerable patients in Southwestern Illinois. Created in 1992 to help vulnerable or uninsured patients afford valuable medications by providing certain hospitals and safety net clinics with discounted medicine, the 340B program is no longer functioning as intended.
News from October 2017
A proposed increase in gas taxes to pay for state infrastructure spending would impose another burden on overtaxed Illinoisans.
EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured when another driver failed to obey a traffic control device in Madison County.
EDWARDSVILLE – Two individuals are seeking damages over alleged injuries sustained in a rear-end collision in Maryville.
EDWARDSVILLE – A Sangamon County resident is named as the defendant in a suit over a rear-end collision on Interstate 55 in Madison County.
EDWARDSVILLE – Tom Gibbons said his Madison County State’s Attorney’s office is still deciding if it will become involved in litigation that dozens of local governments across the country are taking up in what he calls the “fight of a generation.”
BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County mother is seeking damages from a school district after her minor child was injured during recess.
BELLEVILLE – A man who was shot as a teen in East St. Louis at an apartment complex alleges the complex's owners failed to provide a safe environment.
EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man alleges that he was injured on a construction job when a stud wall collapsed.
EDWARDSVILE – A Madison County employer is alleged to have terminated an employee because of his age.
EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County company alleges that it was prevented from developing a hotel in Glen Carbon because a partner entered into another agreement with another investor.
Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.
BELLEVILLE – A laborer alleges asbestos exposure caused him to develop lung cancer.
BELLEVILLE – A couple has filed suit against several companies over allegations that exposure to asbestos has caused a man's cancer.
BELLEVILLE – A laborer is seeking damages from companies that manufactured or sold products containing asbestos over allegations the exposure caused him to develop cancer.
BELLEVILLE – A man alleges asbestos exposure during his military service and career caused him to develop lung cancer.
When law officers break the law, even if it's allegedly in the pursuit of justice, they stop being law officers and become criminals – no better than the purported lawbreakers they're trying to apprehend, and arguably much worse.
The city officials who told the people then that it was just "temporary" knew they were going to keep it. The more they get the more they spend.