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Audit slams state agency that oversees Medicaid for inadequately monitoring $7.11 billion in payments

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State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, requested an audit which suggests that the state agency responsible for overseeing Medicaid in Illinois failed to properly monitor $7.11 billion in payments made to and by managed care organizations, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Illinois auditor general.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-medicaid-managed-care-auditor-general-report-0124-story.html Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2018   […]

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From the community: Crespo Visits Hanover Park Facility for People with Disabilities

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HANOVER PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, joined staff and volunteers from the Hanover Park District (HPPD, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), and Clearbrook recently to visit the new PURSUIT Adult Day Program facility in Hanover Park.   https://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=da&date=20170920&category=submitted&lopenr=170929889&ref=ar The Courier-News, September 20, 2017   Summary: HANOVER PARK, Ill. — State Rep. […]

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Extension sought for grant program helping mid-size convention centers compete

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A state bill sponsored by Rep. Fred Crespo would extend a grant program that includes Schaumburg to pursue events now held in other states.   https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180428/extension-sought-for-grant-program-helping-mid-size-convention-centers-compete Daily Herald, April 28, 2018   Summary: A state bill seeking a two-year extension of a grant program helping mid-size convention centers in Illinois, including those in Schaumburg and […]

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CPS to move sex abuse investigations from law department to inspector general

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Chicago Board of Education President will propose that district Inspector General Nicholas Schuler’s office take over responsibility for CPS sexual abuse investigations; while Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Streamwood, who is chairman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, said his staff is working to finalize a list of people to provide testimony at an upcoming […]

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Illinois state lawmakers lash out at CPS over sexual abuse of students

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After hearing powerful testimony from two young women who said they were sexually abused by teachers they trusted, Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Streamwood, who is chairman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, suggested that he would seek legislation to expand the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s role in school sex-abuse investigations.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-school-abuse-hearings-20180620-story.html Chicago Tribune, […]