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Caring for poor, hospitals reach brink of closure
Sacramento Bee

Two Illinois charity hospitals are asking the state’s permission to shut down after serving low-income residents for more than 100 years.

A state board will consider the fate of Oak Forest Hospital in Chicago’s south suburbs and Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St. Louis on Tuesday.

The institutions represent a significant development that’s gone largely unnoticed as the nation climbs out of the recession.