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6:19 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Two Chicago Universities Among Finalists To Host Obama Presidential Library

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Two Chicago universities are among four finalists to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

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Chicago Appeals Court Ruling
3:32 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Court Rules Wisconsin And Indiana Can't Ban Same-Sex Marriages

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

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Chicago Appeals Court Ruling
3:32 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Court Rules Wisconsin And Indiana Can't Ban Same-Sex Marriages

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

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Government
5:48 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Gray Wolves, Black Bears, And Cougars Now Protected In Illinois

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Gray wolves, American black bears, and cougars (or mountain lions) are now protected species under Illinois law.

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Government
5:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

Credit OEIG

A new report says that the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired hundreds of workers over the last 10 years.

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Donald Hudson
3:19 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Thomson Federal Prison: New Warden Expected to Move On Hiring

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Federal prison officials are getting closer to delivering the economic benefits promised to the tiny Mississippi river town of Thomson. 

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Government
6:02 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Report: Illinois Overdrew Federal Medicaid Money

Credit OIG at HHS

A report has found that Illinois overdrew Federal Medicaid funds by using faulty procedures.

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Government
5:56 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Quinn Seeks End To Illinois Lottery Contract

Credit Illinois Lottery

Governor Pat Quinn is working to end the contract with the private manager that runs the Illinois Lottery seven years ahead of schedule.

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Government
6:18 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

ACLU Report: Racial Bias in Illinois Traffic Stops

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An American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois report released today found evidence of racial bias in data collected in 2013 about police consent searches during routine traffic stops.

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Demand high, supplies low
2:32 am
Wed July 30, 2014

High-Priced Salt Forces Illinois Cities To Think Snow In July

Credit Larry Stephens

Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find salt – at a reasonable price – for next winter. 

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