Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped into a years-long fight over dumping construction debris close to drinking-water supplies, an issue that's pitted the city of Chicago against southwest suburban communities worried about possible contamination. The Rauner administration is backing a bill in the Illinois Legislature to require groundwater testing near quarries that accept broken concrete, rock, brick, stone and dirt from construction sites.
In early 2012, Linda Myers, a 60-year-old cancer patient, was vomiting and choking just before receiving a CAT scan at Cook County's Stroger Hospital. What happened next was the focus of a lawsuit her daughter, Michele Mallicott, brought against the public hospital.