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Nursing home workers leave disabled man at truck stop

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Thomas Hearty, 56, sits outside a Denny's at a truck stop in Alorton, Ill., on July 31 after workers from the Lebanon Care Center dropped him off there.

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The Illinois Department of Health is investigating why Thomas Hearty was dropped outside a truck stop without medication or ID after he refused to submit to a mandatory background check.

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A state agency is investigating after two workers from a southwestern Illinois nursing home left a wheelchair-bound man at a truck stop without medication or ID after he refused to submit to a mandatory background check.
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    • Thomas Hearty, 56, sits outside a Denny’s at a truck stop in Alorton, Ill., on July 31 after workers from the Lebanon Care Center dropped him off there.
    • The Illinois Department of Health is investigating why Thomas Hearty was dropped outside a truck stop without medication or ID after he refused to submit to a mandatory background check.
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