Nursing home check leads to more than 100 arrests

September 20, 2010 4:14:58 PM PDT
A compliance check of nearly two dozen nursing homes across the state has led to more than 100 arrests.

The attorney general's office says an unannounced check at central nursing and rehab on Chicago's Northwest Side found this month found nine residents were wanted on outstanding warrant arrests.

The compliance checks are part of the Operation Guardian initiative by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

She says the unannounced visits will continue in order to ensure that residents are in a safe environment and that nursing homes follow the law.