CV19 Thing you should know–cook county law library offering free Lexis

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I haven’t tried this, but on the Cook County Law Library website it is showing:

Law Library Remote Reference Services
If you need legal research assistance, reference librarians are still available to serve you. Please e-mail your inquiry to law.lawlibrary@cookcountyil.gov or call 312.603.5423 and leave a message for the reference desk
Temporary Remote Lexis Access
For a limited time, CCLL patrons are able to receive remote access to the Lexis legal research database. Go to https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page to create a user account that is good for 30 days or until May 31st, whichever comes first.

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Things you need to know: Comcast announces min. service plan of $14.95 per mo. for those that cannot pay their bill.

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If your service has been interrupted for non payment, if you still don’t pay your bill by 5/3/19, you will be transferred to their “Assistance Program” and you will be allowed to pay only $14.95 per month until “further announcement”. Speeds will be minimal at 25/3 Mbps, but for many this will be a life saver.

Once the program is ended, you will be responsible for all past due balances.

They promise reconnection in about an hour, and I assume that’s once you fork over the min. $14.95 for the month.

I don’t know why they aren’t offering payment plans, but what ever.   I hope this really helps many people out there.

And for all those small businesses out there that got their stimulus loans bounced for big business, I hope they return all those millions so the true mom and pop businesses out there can get some relief.  I…

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Comcast is providing free wifi service through its wifi locations

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If you live near a Comast wifi node or location, Comacast has announced you can access its wifi for free.  This offer is for the public as well as existing customers.

But don’t forget to use an encryption app or program to receive and transmit this signal.  Otherwise it can be intercepted by others who can gain access to information transmitted as well as your computer.  Comcast does have an app for phones you can use to access the signal, as well as a PC app for your laptop or desktop computer.  Be sure to log in using the app or program so your data is protected.

They also announced a basic reduced price program for the indigent.  However, you must be a new customer or a customer without internet access for at least 90 days prior to application.  The procedure for signing up is automated.  I don’t know what…

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From KD: Joliet nursing home petri dish for CV 19

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I think we all knew this was coming.  Nursing homes are ghettos for the elderly and death traps. 

The scandal of the ‘sheltered care’ nursing homes is finally getting some media attention.        The problem in Illinois (and in many other states) is the marriage between the political establishment and the leaders of the industry.        It is suggested that the regulation of the NURSING HOMES is not only lax, but corrupt.       The Philip Esformes case, while having a situs in Florida, gave an intimate view of the industry, including the massive payoffs to public officials that fueled the operation of facilities.       The lack of media attention is also extremely interesting – including the benign manner that the 23 deaths are reported.         It is an open secret that paramedics have complained of nursing home deaths too often yield corpses that are in RIGOR when they arrive – and the deaths are…

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from BD: Nursing homes continue to be deficient in infection control and care

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https://www.wcia.com/health/nursing-homes-cited-for-deficient-infection-control-prevention-programs/?fbclid=IwAR2SHhtNvYBssoAJRGH-6VDIUP3I6bC5PUuErw403HdBFQu-ZIl5Nf0lQeo

Yes, this was written by my son, he is a professional journalist, but I did not ask him to write this or anything else.  He has an employer who directs his activities.  But GOOD FOR HIM.  Well written.

Nursing homes cited for deficient infection control, prevention programs

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — If you saw a food service worker return to work without washing their hands after using the bathroom, you would probably think twice about returning to that restaurant.

At a nursing home, you might feel the same way if you noticed healthcare workers not washing their hands or using proper protective equipment before providing care.

According to state inspection reports submitted in 2019 to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), maintaining proper hand hygiene practices and use of protective personnel equipment (PPE) was reported as an issue…

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From ND: Something Important you should know in Chicago–Virus testing for seniors (over 65)

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COVID-19 Testing Available

The State of Illinois is proud to announce another Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is open to help screen Illinoisans for COVID-19. These Community Based Testing Sites will be open seven days a week to test individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. Here’s some important information that you need to know about these facilities. Who can be tested: -Healthcare workers *with* symptoms -Seniors (65+) *with* symptoms -Patients with underlying conditions *and* experiencing symptoms -First Responders *with* symptoms -All other individuals *with* symptoms Where are the Community Based Testing Sites: Harwood Heights Opens: 7:00am Address: 6959 W. Forest Preserve Road, Chicago IL

People are also advised to wear a mask so you don’t sneeze or cough on others.  The mask should be handcrafted and if you have any commercially made masks those should be donated to hospitals, clinics, police, fire. …

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The CDC announces that the US public should wear a face mask and $1200 rebates

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The WH is considering an Executive Order that everyone must wear handcrafted face masks.  Commercial face masks should be donated to your local hospital or clinic in need.

I am making handcrafted face masks for $15 on Etsy as a fundraiser.  HOWEVER if you are poor or cannot afford one, contact me anyway and I’ll make yours for free and ship it to you.

Here is the link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/778339514/handcrafted-face-masks-pure-cotton?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=handcrafted+face+mask+easter&ref=sr_gallery-1-14&organic_search_click=1&col=1

In addition, the Present Administration is considering now limiting any US govt benefits to those who have filed tax returns, even if you had no income. Let me know if you have questions about this.   This is to affect social security payments, social security disability, food stamps and medicare/medicaid.  So be sure to file your tax return even if you have zero income.

It appears the $1200 payments will be distributed in order of 1) those who filed tax returns in…

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From IW: Cook County Court may be closed starting Tuesday–check before you go to court

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Cook County Circuit Court considers closing due to coronavirus

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Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2:45pm

The Cook County Circuit Court is considering closing due to concerns over the novel coronavirus COVID-19, sources have confirmed to Injustice Watch.

In a meeting Thursday with the court’s 15-judge executive committee, Chief Judge Timothy Evans weighed various measures in response to the outbreak, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the meeting. The judges weighed various options, including a bare-bones approach to court matters, a 30-day complete court closure, and cameras that would allow judges to work from home while hearing cases, according to the sources.

Evans has not yet made a formal announcement and a spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Evans told the executive…

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From AAAPG: Grandmother freed from gship in Michigan after TV investigation

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This is such a rare case.  About the 3rd I’ve heard of.  Most people have to leave the country or at least the state.

Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation

Michigan Miracle: Detroit grandmother freed from guardianship after TV-7 Investigation

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DETROIT (WXYZ) — She’s a 78-year-old Detroit grandmother who just wanted a wheelchair ramp. Instead, she was put under court guardianship. The 7 Investigators were in court Thursday when the Chief Probate Judge terminated that guardianship, bringing a lot of joy to Bessie and her family.

Bessie Owens can now make her medical, legal and financial decisions.

And not only did the judge terminate this guardianship and conservatorship – he also put Adult Protective Services…

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From SS: The Probate Secret Society

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THE PROBATE SECRET SOCIETY

For the past three decades advocates from various parts of the country who have been victimized by corrupt guardianship courts have attempted to rise up and do something about this system which is so obviously and clearly broken and corrupt.

They/we have taken every avenue they can to shine a light on the national playbook of guardianship and how it destroys families, kills wards and drains estates of innocent American vulnerables.  As a result of those efforts, laws have been changed, books have been written, blistering exposés have been published repeatedly, there have been attempts to engage local state and federal government at every level, the ADA has been invoked, the FBI has been informed, the Justice Department at the highest levels has been tasked to make record of complaints and gather data.  Complaints about judges have been filed, bar complaints have been filed, regulatory agencies like the…

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