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Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:07 am
 In a press conference April 10 Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled a program designed to train police officers on identifying, investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. “As we are all too aware, hate...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:10 am

Picking the brain of ALPM head Alan Lowe

Nine months into his tenure as director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Alan Lowe looks and sounds like a man at ease....
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:09 am
Two bills were introduced to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 per hour. Rep. Mary Flowers-D, Chicago, sponsor of an immediate $15 per hour minimum wage increase, said people should have a liva...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:08 am
 A bill to preserve internet privacy has been introduced in the General Assembly.Known as the Right to Know Act, the legislation would require that internet service providers who retrieve persona...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:07 am
A bill introduced by Rep. Anna Moller, D-Elgin, would require that employees cannot be paid less than what their coworkers make due to their gender. The measure may be beneficial for Illinois financia...
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:10 am
 Fans of 1960s popular music are no doubt familiar with The Zombies and their hits, such as “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season.” The latter is the closing track to the 1968 album...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:09 am

Prison jobs pay big

 While legislators consider banning the Illinois Department of Corrections from privatizing prison health care jobs, pay records show that prison workers earn substantially more than counterparts...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:08 am
 Protesters from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Springfield March 29 to demand that lawmakers end the budget crisis and fund adult education. The event was organized by the Illi...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:07 am

CMS employee pocketed money orders

 When purchasers of surplus state property showed up with money orders at the Central Management Services warehouse on South 10 1/2 Street, Ashleigh E. Watson, office administrator, was eager to...

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