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Northern Illinois University's College of Law dean has resigned from his position.

Eric Dannenmaier’s resignation comes after an investigation into alleged improper conduct in the workplace. According to an NIU spokesman, he opted to resign after the investigation’s conclusion, “citing his desire to see the law school remain focused on its important educational mission and to continue his own work in environmental law and policy.”

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says Republicans are reviewing a budget proposed by House Democrats but are skeptical.

Durkin told reporters Tuesday evening that the House Democrats' proposal is missing pieces, including the revenue part of it. He says he doesn't trust that it's a balanced budget.

Democrats have made the same claim about Republicans' proposed spending plan. 

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Attorneys in a lawsuit over $2 billion in unpaid Medicaid bills say court-ordered talks to resolve the issue haven't made progress. 

They're asking a judge to order Illinois to start paying $1 billion a month as it heads into a third year without a budget.

The request in a Tuesday filing in Chicago federal court comes three weeks after Judge Joan Lefkow ruled Illinois isn't in compliance with previous orders to pay health care bills. She also told the sides to work out a deal on a level of payment ensuring critical medical care for the most vulnerable.

FAFSA Filings Down Significantly In Illinois

Jun 27, 2017
Jessie Schlacks / WNIJ

The volume of applications in Illinois for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is down about 14 percent from last year, according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

The decrease in filings follows the Department of Education's recent changes to encourage more people to submit them; the filing window is open earlier, and the application does not require people to update it with 2016 tax information.

Eric Zarnikow is the executive director of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

The trial is delayed indefinitely for the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look like it was duty related.

Prosecutors Monday filed a certificate in Lake County Court stating that a judge's recent ruling impairs their ability to prosecute the case against Melodie Gliniewicz. The judge previously ruled that prosecutors can't present as evidence text and emails between her and her late husband Charles Gliniewicz.

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