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Identity theft continues to be one of the most prevalent crimes against seniors the Illinois Attorney General deals with.  Lisa Madigan’s office has scheduled a number of seminars around th...read more
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Most scams that are victimizing people are just new twists on the old tried and true methods crooks have been using for years.  The common denominator most of them have now is the use of Western ...read more
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The shuttle tours offered by the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau remain a popular attraction, with more Underground Railroad tours coming this spring and summer.  In addition, the...read more
Illinois’ Governor wants to get rid of a program that provides taxpayer funded college education to state workers, but a union says the perk has value.  A spokesperson for Governor Bruce Ra...read more
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Illinois is one of 10 states getting millions from the federal government to find ways to move food stamp recipients into self-sufficiency. Illinois is getting $21.9 million over three years to distri...read more
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A legal analysis on so-called right-to-work zones isn't swaying Gov. Bruce Rauner's support of the idea. The attorney general said laws banning collective bargaining agreements requiring workers to be...read more
Despite a requirement for the state’s Department of Insurance to review police and firefighter pension funds at least once every three years, nearly three-quarters of the funds have only been ex...read more
Where can the University of Illinois find the money to stave off a tuition increase in the face of a proposed 30 percent cut in state support? It turns out the U. of I. has millions coming into its a...read more
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An explosion at a Granite City steel plant over a decade ago has inspired legislation working its way through Springfield.  George Bailey was fatally injured when he was burned in the explosion.&...read more
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Flipping the seat being vacated by Congressman Aaron Schock from Republican to Democrat will be difficult. Though the boundaries of Illinois' 18th congressional district have been redrawn several time...read more
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The list of state symbols may be growing.  We already have a state snack: popcorn, a state dance: the square dance, and a state reptile: the Eastern Painted Turtle.  Now lawmakers, like bill...read more
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The mayor of Grafton says live music in the city will go on, and problems are being addressed on a case-by-case basis.  There had been some speculation late last year that amplified music played ...read more
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The start of the season for the annual Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in downtown Alton is just around the corner and organizers are searching for vendors. The market is held each week, rai...read more
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Motorists traveling Interstate 270 across the Mississippi River will need to watch for nightly lane closures this week as the Illinois Department of Transportation begins work that was delayed by wet ...read more
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It took him longer than he wanted, but Gov. Bruce Rauner is satisfied with the agreement to address the shortfall in the current budget. At an event in Joliet Friday, Rauner was asked by the operator ...read more
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