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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:08 am

Bills pass to help seed exchanges, Link program

Backyard gardeners and fans of fresh food scored victories during this year’s legislative session as lawmakers passed a bill aimed at increasing the buying power of the poor at farmers markets while...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:08 am

Mautino stays mum amid probes

 With the U.S. attorney’s office in the mix, questions about state auditor general Frank Mautino’s campaign spending aren’t likely to go away anytime soon.There is, of course, one way for M...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:07 am

Legislation includes law enforcement training

 After a 15-year-old girl from outside Chicago was raped in 2007, she and her family waited for eight years with uncertainty about whether her rape test results would offer a resolution.A 2013 in...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:08 am

Jury awards six figures to inmate

A former inmate of Taylorville Correctional Center last week won a $300,000 verdict against a prison doctor with a history of lawsuits alleging poor care that resulted in at least one previous six-fig...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:07 am

Governor appoints coroner board

Gov. Bruce Rauner last week appointed the first state Coroner’s Training Board that will be in charge of training coroners and others involved in death investigations.Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington,...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:06 am

Feds apparently probing campaign accounts

Campaign workers for Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino while he was a state legislator have received federal grand jury subpoenas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.The so...

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