Tag Archive for Bill Knight

Peoria hospital ventures can be for-profit

Taxpayers who feel they already underwrite hotels, retailers or private development through publicly funded incentives or financing may lump in hospitals as businesses at the trough. Although hospitals are appreciated and respected institutions that provide communities with health care and…

Kindred heals, discharges patients

Hospitals soothe pain and save lives, which is advertised by Peoria’s well-known medical centers. A less familiar facility is Kindred Hospital on Romeo B. Garrett Avenue, the community’s only for-profit hospital, which some may mistakenly think is where seriously ill…

Is Illinois torturing its inmates?

Imagine sitting in your bathroom. Now imagine staying there. For more than a year. That’s how long some 30 percent of Illinois inmates are in solitary confinement, concedes the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Another 10 percent suffers such isolation…

Teachers must be defended

Time magazine last month had a cover story bashing teachers that was not just one-sided, but as misleading as less-respected voices on radio and TV. This month, such ill-founded resentment may echo in grumbling about schools’ holiday breaks or misinformed…