Author: Ryan Voyles

Raoul files suit against 14 manufacturers of ‘forever chemicals’ over contamination

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit against 14 manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals,” saying the companies hid threats to public health and the environment.

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Schakowsky brings back measure to rename Medicare Advantage plans

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, has reintroduced legislation that would rename Medicare Advantage plans, bar private insurers from using Medicare in plan titles and impose fines on carriers that do.

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Sinai Chicago joins CVS Health’s national initiative to expand access to community health workers and care

Sinai Chicago is one of three initial partners of a new initiative by CVS Health to address barriers to care in underserved communities across the country, the organizations announced last week.

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Northwestern Medicine opens three-story medical office building in Winfield town center

Designed to increase access to ophthalmology, allergy and urology outpatient services, Northwestern Medicine’s new three-story medical office building in Winfield Town Center opened Jan. 30, 2023. Located across the street from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, the 51,000-square foot building has two floors of clinical space and ground-floor commercial and retail space.

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Duckworth, Kirishnamoorthi renew calls for FDA to address levels of toxic heavy metals in baby foods

Two Illinois lawmakers joined colleagues last week in urging the Food and Drug Administration to quickly take action to reduce high levels of toxic heavy metals such as lead in baby food.

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