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Archive for March 11th, 2010

Uptown nursing home faces closing

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on March 11, 2010

An Uptown nursing home is slated to be shuttered Friday, leaving 76 residents uncertain of their future home, WGN-TV News 9 reports.
Somerset Place is losing its public funding, and the Illinois State Health Department is revoking the nursing home’s license after inspections  found  abuse and mistreatment of residents, ChicagoBreakingNews reports.
Somerset was licensed to hold more than 400 residents, but over the last several weeks, most of the residents have been moved to other nursing homes,  state Department of Public Health assistant director Teresa Garate told ChicagoBreakingNews. “Everybody will be out Friday,” Garate said.
The federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently decertified the nursing home, and residents had 30 days to be relocated to other facilities, WGN-TV 9 reports.

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CTA service halted, but no bomb found in suitcase

Posted by mgarretson89 on March 11, 2010

By Caitlin Schmid and Meredith Garretson

Service on the CTA Red and Purple lines was halted Wednesday evening after riders became suspicious that a suitcase left near an L stop might contain a bomb, ChicagoBreaking News reports.

The suitcase did not contain any hazardous materials and service was later resumed.

The Chicago police received a call at 4:49 p.m. reporting the suitcase. The corner of Granville and Broadway avenues was taped off while officials look into the matter, ChicagoBreakingNews reports.

A shuttle service was provided between Berwyn and Howard Street to help with traffic problems.

A full version of the story is avaialbale at: Chicagobreakingnews.com.

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