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File photo. Students on campus in August 2015. Today, more college students are in need for mental health services.

College counseling centers face ‘perfect storm’, expert says

By Pam G. Dempsey/Investigative Journalism Education Consortium -- More than 20 million college students across the nation will start school this month, just weeks…

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Bed Check: Safety violations cloud Central Illinois nursing homes

An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease leaves a local nursing home without staff noticing and is found wandering into traffic on Mattis Avenue in Champaign.
 A patient in an Urbana nursing home is left unattended on a bed pan for hours until the bed pan creates a deep pressure sore in its shape.


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Read more about the article State officials overhaul nursing home careDarrell Hoemann
Ardith Orr recites the Pledge of Allegiance after devotions at the County Rehabilition and Care Center in Gifford on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

State officials overhaul nursing home care

In July 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law two bills that introduced broad reforms for the state’s nursing homes. The laws strengthened the screening process to keep residents with histories of violent crimes separate from vulnerable, elderly residents; instituted tougher quality and staffing requirements; upped fines for violations; increased the number of state inspectors by nearly 50 percent; and added new requirements for quicker reporting of fraud, neglect and abuse, among other changes.

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Eating Out: Do You Know How Your Favorite Restaurants Fare in Public Health Inspections? Focus Program Transcript September 13, 2011

Do You Know How Your Favorite Restaurants Fare in Public Health Inspections? from Illinois Public Media on Vimeo. Editor's note: This broadcast came about…

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Champaign County restaurants fail inspections but public never told

Geovanti’s Bar & Grill on Green Street failed its restaurant inspections five times from September 2008 through February of this year. But no one who eats there would ever know, unless they took the initiative to request copies of the popular Campustown restaurant’s inspection reports from the local health department.

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