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Sycamore officials will perform a test of the city's CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 AM.

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

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

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

Aug 22, 2014
OEIG

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

Thomson Correctional Center

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

Report: Illinois Overdrew Federal Medicaid Money

Aug 18, 2014
OIG at HHS

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

Quinn Seeks End To Illinois Lottery Contract

Aug 15, 2014
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.

ACLU Report: Racial Bias in Illinois Traffic Stops

Aug 13, 2014
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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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