CHICAGO | Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed in nursing home rooms to monitor patient treatment, calling it the "next line of defense" for the state's elderly residents.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled House approved a business tax cut proposal Monday that's expected to be merged with a state Senate-revised measure into one plan that its supporters claim will create jobs for Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Homeowners associations could no longer prohibit elected officials or political candidates from entering their neighborhoods under legislation unanimously approved by a House committee Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has declared the proposed statewide indoor smoking ban dead, despite recent efforts by a region lawmaker to salvage his proposal in the waning days of the legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved statewide indoor smoking ban is scheduled for a Senate committee vote Wednesday, but the committee chairman will not allow the legislation to be amended before the vote.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the fifth time, state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has persuaded the Indiana House to approve a statewide indoor smoking ban.
VALPARAISO | At Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso residents who suffer from trouble swallowing, called "dysphagia," have the option of using an innovative new treatment gaining acceptance.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday that will require Illinois nursing homes to hire more staff and the state to hire dozens of new inspectors as part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at improving patient safety at the state's nearly 800 nursing homes.
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