A Task Force report on the failure of legislation to improve the conditions of Chicago-area nursing homes like Winston Manor Nursing Home.
Act Now, Aides Told
William Jones
Pamela Zekman
This article reports on the steps taken by Chicago's mayors office to improve conditions in substandard nursing homes, including increased efforts by city inspectors and maybe even new legislation.
A Simple Shave Becomes Torture
Part of the Tribune Investigative Task Force's series about Chicago-area nursing homes, this article recounts the anecdote of a nurse's aide at Monterey-Drexel Home carelessly shaving a patients face with dull razors and other unsanitary practices.
State Welfare is Withheld; Probe Begins
Philip Caputo
William Currie
This article states that local government is withholding aid from substandard nursing homes and launching an independent investigation on account of the Tribune's investigate series about the terrible conditions in some Chicago-area nursing homes.
William Jones
A story by Investigative-Task-Force-member William Jones about the local government's reaction to the Tribune's nursing home series.
Pamela Zekman
Part of the Tribune's investigation into local nursing homes, this article reveals the verbal and emotional abuse endured by the elderly at the hands of nurses, nurses' aides and other home staffers.
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