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Consumers caught in the middle of insurers, hospital payment disputes

Some Chicago area consumers were surprised to learn this month that insurance companies can at any time limit their access to doctors and hospitals in health plans. Land of Lincoln Health announced last week on its website that it will drop the University of Chicago's top-flight medical center...

Is Alexian Brothers in Land of Lincoln's network? Alexian has no idea

There is more confusion over Land of Lincoln Health's network of hospitals and doctors. Alexian Brothers Health Systems in the northwest suburbs confirmed Monday that negotiations over a new contract with Land of Lincoln broke down at the end of last year over reimbursement rates. But a hospital...

Land of Bait-and-Switch

No, there's no health insurance company named Land of Bait-and-Switch operating in Illinois. But we understand why people might think so. Over the past few months, many people signed up with upstart insurer Land of Lincoln Health in part because it offered the University of Chicago Medical Center...

Land of Lincoln drops U. of C. medical center; customers claim 'bait and switch'

Land of Lincoln Health, a struggling Chicago health insurer, will drop the University of Chicago's medical center and affiliated doctors from its insurance network March 1, an unexpected change that has upset some customers. The move comes after some customers bought coverage at the end of last...

On Hold in the Land of Lincoln

I don't expect my wife or my 13-year-old daughter to know the ID number for our family's current health insurance plan, but I was stunned to learn late Monday afternoon that nobody at Land of Lincoln Health, our new insurance provider, could come up with that basic information. Show More Summary

Mission Accomplished

On May 1, 2003 on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln then President George W. Bush, after becoming the first U.S. president to land on an aircraft carrier in a

Peter Schiff: "Mission Accomplished"

By Peter Schiff of EuroPacific Capital Mission Accomplished On May 1, 2003 on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln then President George W. Bush, after becoming the first U.S. president to land on an aircraft carrier in a fixed...Show More Summary

Illinois (Somehow) Sheds Title of Worst-Run State in America

Illinoisans don't need a report or survey or scholarly article to know the Land of Lincoln is poorly managed. But apparently it's no longer the nation's worst-run state, according to a new survey from 24/7 Wall Street. Last year, Illinois earned the abject accolade of worst-run state. Show More Summary

Land of Lincoln, an ACA startup, stops writing new small-group policies

Land of Lincoln Health, a federally funded insurance startup, is no longer accepting new small-business customers for 2016, the company confirmed Monday. A spokeswoman at the Chicago-based insurer said current small-business clients will be able to renew into a 2016 Land of Lincoln policy. But renewals...

Organizers seat woman behind Trump ‘because she’s black’ — so she silently protests by reading her book

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An Illinois woman became an Internet celebrity after she read a book during a campaign speech by Donald Trump. Johari Osayi Idusuyi, a student at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, said she brought a copy of “Citizen,” an award-winning book on everyday racism by Claudia...

The Land Of ‘Empire’ And Lincoln Brings Back Film Tax Credits – Kind Of

According to the MPAA today, the home of Abraham Lincoln and shows like Empire and Chicago P.D. is about to be "opening the door to new and exciting productions" with the return of its shuttered tax credits program. Except it isn't exactly...Show More Summary

Govt Confiscates “Nearly Priceless” Land Near Area 51 Owned By Family Since Lincoln Was President

The vast majority of the State of Nevada is owned by the federal government. Just a few short years after the showdown at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, the federal

Illinois Lottery: The Land Of Lincoln Is So Broke, Lottery Winners Are Being Paid In IOUs

Illinois Lottery winners with winning tickets valued at more than $600 won’t be getting their money any time soon, thanks to Illinois budget problems, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. The Illinois Lottery’s financial problems are not new – in July, the Lottery stopped printing checks over $25,000 due to the state’s budget problems. Show More Summary

Keep Illinois Weird: The State's 10 Most Unusual Landmarks

Illinois natives often try to describe what it's like to be from the Land of Lincoln, but at times it all comes down to, "It's not normal, it's an Illinois thing." With our weird town names and bizarre high school mascots, we Illinoisans are just plain strange. Show More Summary

During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

NPR's Code Switch recalls Lincoln Hills, the only mountain resort west of the Mississippi where African-Americans could buy land or rent cabins. It was founded in the mid-1920s in the Rocky Mountains at a time when the Ku Klux Klan was prominent in Colorado.

Blacks And Hispanics Are Lining Up For Their Concealed Carry Permits In Chicago

The Land of Lincoln was the last state to recognize concealed carry rights in July of 2013 after the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...

This one GIF shows how the value of land in America has changed over 40 years

If you bought large swaths of land in California or Connecticut in 1975, today you would be a very wealthy person. That is one of the large takeaways from a new GIF from the folks at Howmuch.net. Using data from the Lincoln Institute...Show More Summary

Mike Tobin: Fox News Channel’s ‘Greatest Critics Don’t Watch Us’

For Midwest bureau correspondents like Fox News Channel’s Mike Tobin, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to covering political figures in the Land of Lincoln. “These Illinois politicians “are the gift that keeps on giving,” Tobin told TVNewser this week while covering Dennis Hastert‘s arraignment in Chicago. Show More Summary

Scott Rudin, Lincoln Center Theater Fill Beaumont Slot With Young Vic ‘View From The Bridge’ On Broadway

EXCLUSIVE: Thanks to the success of its Tony-winning revival of The King And I — and the failure of The Visit — a hit London revival of A View From The Bridge will land on Broadway this fall, courtesy of a partnership between Lincoln...Show More Summary

In the Land of Lincoln, Lawmakers Smear North American Bobcat

Commercial trappers are the ones with the most practical interest in bobcats. They want to kill them for their pelts – because the beautifully marked fur of these cats can go for $700 for a single pelt. Photo by iStockphoto Something bizarre, unfair, and ugly happened in Springfield yesterday. Show More Summary

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