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More Illinois Nursing Homes are Swept for Residents with Warrants

Authorities swept two Chicago-area nursing homes for people with outstanding arrest warrants. The sweeps identified 20 residents with warrants ranging from domestic battery to assault. The raids were initiated by Attorney General Lisa Madigan who stated that Illinois is “working to keep Illinois nursing homes safe and not safe houses for fugitives.” Eight people were arrested on the warrants. The team searched the Rainbow Beach Care Center and the Kenwood Healthcare Center. They are both located on the South Side of Chicago. State records show that both facilities have large number of felons who create frequent police reports. Rainbow Beach had 18 felons out of a total of 193 residents and 17 reports of assaults or batteries. Kenwood has 95 felons living amongst 172 residents and has had 30 police reports of assaults or batteries. Madigan is upset that background check laws are not being complied with. She hopes that people will follow the legislation to avoid nursing home abuse. To learn more about the recent raids, check out the link.