Health Alliance and Humana have another chance to stay on the books as providers of health insurance for state employees in Illinois.
A legislative panel paved the way for Illinois to settle a lawsuit with Urbana-based Health Alliance. The company sued last year after losing its state contract. State employees represent a significant share of its customers.
Julie Hamos, Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, said as a condition of the settlement, the state is re-opening the bidding for state employee health insurance providers.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has cited Colchester for 28 violations of water quality regulations. The violations occurred from January through August of last year. The EPA gave the city 90 days to comply.
The city has been working to solve its water woes. It has completed one phase of the project.. The next two phases will take up to 2 1/2 years and cost up to $4 million.
By this time next week, Macomb could have some new rules in place to control large and loud parties.
Aldermen reviewed the four ordinances during their February 27 Committee of the Whole meeting.
The one that generated the most discussion concerns nuisance parties. Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett asked about the section dealing with loud and raucous noise from parties. He wondered who made the determination.
“Is that at the officer's discretion?” Dorsett asked.