Hardin County

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Illinois Dept. of Central Management Services

Illinois hospitals may soon have more money for treating low-income patients. 
Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday signed legislation intended to help them collect billions of dollars.

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Hardin Co. General Hospital

A southern Illinois hospital says it'll be able to keep its doors open if Governor Bruce Rauner signs a measure into law.

Illinois lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a plan that revamps the way hospitals are paid for treating low-income patients. The current "Hospital Assessment Program" expires in July - and with it billions of dollars in federal matching funds.

Illinois lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a plan that revamps the way hospitals are paid for treating low-income patients.

The current "Hospital Assessment Program" expires in July - and with it billions of dollars in federal matching funds. Some hospitals say they could be forced to close.

How Fluorspar Helped Put Hardin County On The Map.

Jun 13, 2017
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This Saturday, June 17th, 2017, several lawmakers, families of former Fluorspar miners and others will gather in Rosiclare Illinois for the official unveiling of the Fluorspar Miners' Memorial.  Ahead of the ceremony, WSIU radio visits with a Rosiclare native, Rhonda Belford, who, is the President of the Ohio River Scenic Byway Board.