Hardin County

Southern Seven Health Department

Southern Seven Health Department is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in the region. 

Hardin County Reporting 1st Case of COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020
Southern Seven Health Department

The Southern Seven Health Department has now confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Hardin County.

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A group of Illinois lawmakers joined safety-net hospitals on Tuesday to call for landmark reform of managed care companies under Illinois' Medicaid program.

Changes in rural addresses in Hardin County are causing issues when some residents apply for and renew FOID and Concealed Carry Licenses.

State Representative Patrick Windhorst says the fee is a concern.

3 years ago the Hardin County Work Camp was shut down to save IDOC about a million dollars a year.

Friday IDOC sold the facility to Hardin County for $1 as a result of house bill 3274.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that gives the Illinois Department of Corrections authority to sell the closed Hardin County Work Camp to Hardin County for $1.

The Southern Illinoisan reports the move will let officials move forward with plans to reopen the Cave in Rock facility as a multi-county jail. Rauner signed the legislation Thursday.

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In an effort to encourage a more positive outlook for children in the community, the Hardin County Sheriff's Department says it has created a Junior Deputy Program in the elementary school.

Illinois hospitals will soon receive money to treat millions of people who are covered through Medicaid.

The federal government approved an Illinois plan to distribute that money, called the hospital assessment program.

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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.