Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 10:35 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
Accretive Health, under fire for how it collects on health care debts, is fighting back. The company has lined up some political luminaries, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to press its case.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
On May 4th I wrote Beware, the Tax Man Has Eyes on You: Potential Hike for Illinoisans is Staggering.Six months ago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned that without state legislation to modify the structure of police and fire pensions and implement a “smart funding formula,” Chicago property tax bills would “explode” in 2016. Today I report, the tax man hath arrived.
With the release of this video, we suggest anyone living in and around Chicago 'brace' for potential social unrest. The Chicago Police Department has released video footage of the officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was struck 16 times during a confrontation with officers.
CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of colour” and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for decades by using excessive force and honouring a code of silence, a task force declared Wednesday.
The panel, established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel late last year in response to an outcry over police shootings, found that little is done to weed out problem officers and routine encounters unnecessarily turn deadly.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a casino would significantly increase state revenue and create thousands of jobs. And state lawmakers agree — last month they approved a bill that would give Chicago a casino and add others around the state. But Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed gambling expansion is "too much."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us