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Illinois evaluating Medicaid work requirement

Illinois evaluating Medicaid work requirement

By Doug Finke | The State Journal-Register

January 12, 2018


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State Medicaid officials said Thursday they are still reviewing new federal guidelines that allow states to implement work requirements for able-bodied adults to receive Medicaid benefits.

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

By Elizabeth Donald | Belleville News-Democrat

January 12, 2018


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Tech company Cellebrite has developed a hand-held device called a Textalyzer, which can determine if the driver was using a cellphone at the time of the accident.

Senator accused of sexual harassment fighting to stay on ballot

Senator accused of sexual harassment fighting to stay on ballot

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

January 9, 2018


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Silverstein is facing four primary challengers in a contest that started after a victims' rights advocate accused him of sexual harassment as she was working with him to pass a bill.

Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

By Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg | Chicago Tribune

January 6, 2018


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A top staffer for the Illinois Lottery failed to disclose her relationships and contact with lobbyists for a firm that was bidding for a massive contract to manage the lottery, a state investigation has found.

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