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Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

By Jason Meisner and Dawn Rhodes | Chicago Tribune

January 17, 2018


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The young University of Illinois graduate student was walking to a bus stop one morning last June when a clean-cut man wearing aviator sunglasses pulled up in a black sedan and flashed a badge.

Judge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include pain

Judge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include pain

By Robert McCoppin | Chicago Tribune

January 17, 2018


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A judge has ordered Illinois officials to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, a ruling that could greatly expand access to the drug.

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

By Brenden Moore | The State Journal-Register

January 16, 2018


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The governor said the reforms, which seek to create female-specific programs and address the unique challenges that female offenders face, have set a new national standard for criminal justice reform.

‘Dreamers’ scramble to submit DACA renewals while they can

‘Dreamers’ scramble to submit DACA renewals while they can

By Nereida Moreno | Chicago Tribune

January 16, 2018


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The federal government resumed accepting applications Saturday "until further notice," according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

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.

Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used ‘hate-filled, vile and racist’ language in immigration meeting

Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used ‘hate-filled, vile and racist’ language in immigration meeting

By John Byrne and Katherine Skiba | Chicago Tribune

January 12, 2018


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Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin on Friday said President Donald Trump used "hate-filled, vile and racist" language when talking about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Rauner pulls TV ad featuring Missouri governor who admitted to extramarital affair

Rauner pulls TV ad featuring Missouri governor who admitted to extramarital affair

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat

January 11, 2018


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The advertisement featuring Greitens had him and the fellow Republican governors mockingly thanking Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for improvements in their states.

Rauner hits Pritzker with Blagojevich wiretap ad, Pritzker responds with veterans’ deaths spot

Rauner hits Pritzker with Blagojevich wiretap ad, Pritzker responds with veterans’ deaths spot

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

January 11, 2018


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The new advertising onslaught is unfolding well before either candidate has faced voters in the primary, foretelling how negative and expensive a potential general election contest would be between two wealthy men.

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

By Jason Nevel | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.

January 9, 2018


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Over halfway through the 2017-18 school year, the wait continues as to when Illinois neediest schools will receive additional funding under the new formula.

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