Illinois

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5:31 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Metra Settlement With CEO Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Million

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The costs from Metra's settlement with its former CEO cost taxpayers $1.3 million.

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Illinois
6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Illinois Police Departments Consider Body Cameras, But Legal Questions Remain

The recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri have renewed calls for police officers to wear body cameras. Those discussions are happening in some Illinois communities.

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-Illinois
5:18 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Illinois Flash Index Down Slightly In August, But Still Shows Growth

The Flash Index for the Illinois economy measured 106 in August, down slightly from July’s reading of 106.2.

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Education
5:59 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ready Or Not, Common Core Enters First Test Year In Illinois

Illinois educators say they’re entering a critical phase for implementing common core standards. School districts have spent the last few years training teachers, while introducing these new learning methods. Classrooms are now gearing up for the first true year of measuring progress.

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Health
8:01 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Disagreement Over Illinois' Insurance Enrollment Numbers

This month, the Get Covered Illinois campaign issued a report about first-year enrollment, which ran between last fall and the spring. However, a policy group says the report is misleading.

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Government
5:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

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

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Politics
5:47 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Agree To 3 Debates

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The Illinois candidates for governor have agreed to three debates, all of which will take place in October.

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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
6:24 am
Mon August 18, 2014

All Illinois Public Colleges And Universities To Be Smoke Free In 2015

Starting next summer, smokers won't be allowed to light up anywhere on Illinois' public colleges and universities. Over the weekend, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Smoke Free Campus Act.

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Government
5:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Illinois Medical Marijuana Applications Now Available

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Applications for Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) were posted online today. The submission period for applications begins on September 2, 2014.

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