LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES



October 18, 2014

EBOLA CONCERNS
The president of the Illinois Hospital Association says the state's hospitals are "vigilantly preparing" for Ebola. Maryjane Wurth says the state's hospitals are learning from the experiences of U.S. hospitals elsewhere that have handled Ebola patients.

She says hospitals are working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health. She points out the department is "the lead agency for the state in preparing for and safely and effectively responding to potential Ebola infections." Wurth says the Ebola situation provides an opportunity to improve the health care system's ability to meet the needs of patients.

NEWSPAPER POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS
The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board says it's back in the business of making political endorsements. The newspaper announced it would stop issuing endorsements in January 2012. The Sun-Times announced in an editorial posted Friday on its website that it will make an endorsement Sunday in the Illinois governor's race.

FRAUDULANT FINANCIAL ADVISOR
A financial adviser who once had former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen as a client has been found guilty of bank fraud. Robert Lunn was convicted of bank fraud Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Lunn was accused of trying to defraud clients and Oak Brook, Illinois-based Leaders Bank of more than $3.2 million.