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A lawsuit filed by residents against the operators of Alden nursing homes claims that an intentional lack of staffing has led to numerous injuries and illness.
“Residents have fallen down stairs while strapped to a wheelchair,” the lawsuit states, “fractured their neck when dropped by one person using a mechanical lift that requires two people, and ingested poisonous chemicals due to lack of care and supervision.”
Alden is a large, for-profit nursing facility network operating more than 50 facilities that house thousands of residents in Illinois, with more than $250 million in annual revenue. Company officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the new lawsuit.
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Nearly 1,500 migrants have arrived in Chicago from Texas as of Tuesday, city officials said. The migrants have been bused to Chicago over the last several weeks as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s promise to send migrants to sanctuary cities as a way to criticize the nation’s immigration policies.
Joe Dutra, public affairs director with the city’s Department of Family and Support Services, said in a statement that as of Tuesday, Chicago has welcomed 1,452 migrants, which include individuals, families, children and infants.
The lawn of Oak Forest City Hall was lit with candlelight Monday night as hundreds showed up to remember three family members killed as a result of domestic violence.
Lupe Gomez, 43, Briana Rodriguez, 22, and Emilio Rodriquez, 20 were all shot by 44 year-old Carlos Gomez before their home was set on fire, police said.
Berwyn-based Italian beef institution Buona announced it would open restaurants outside of the Chicago area and northwest Indiana under a new franchise program.
The family-owned company plans to open 100 franchised stores over the next five years in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Arizona and elsewhere in the Midwest.
Chicago Bears Q&A: Is there any precedent for Justin Fields becoming a difference maker? Can Velus Jones be the passing game’s ‘missing component’?
The Chicago Bears take a 2-1 record, a suddenly dominant running game and a still-struggling passing game into East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday to face the New York Giants.
The Tribune’s Brad Biggs opens his weekly Bears mailbag to address whether quarterback Justin Fields can rebound from a rough start to his career.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is by far the most heavily visited national park in the country, attracting more than 12 million visitors each year and three times the number of runner-up Yellowstone. Over the years, both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have become tourist destinations in their own right, and for the mass of visitors here, the national park seems almost like a secondary adventure to squeeze in, between gawking at wax statues of celebrities and dinner at Margaritaville.
Luckily, there’s an alternative close at hand. It’s a much different scene 22 miles away in Townsend, Tennessee.