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Illinois prisons overtime costs top $60M again
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois prison officials predicted last spring that employee overtime costs would drop last year, but a published report shows that the Department of Corrections paid more than $60 million for extra hours for the second year in a row.Continued ...
Illinois governor hopefuls exchange criticisms
CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other on Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn't delivered for African Americans and the Quinn campaign suggesting Rauner profited from a business that provided substandard care to the developmentally disabled.Continued ...
Federal subpoena in Quinn anti-violence program
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of officials involved in Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, the latest chapter in a story that has become a major issue in Quinn's re-election campaign.Continued ...
Lower kindergarten age among new Illinois laws
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Among several new laws effective in Illinois this week is a requirement that children attend kindergarten at a younger age, a shift that state officials say could mean higher costs for an already underfunded school system.Continued ...
GOP attacks Quinn after IDOT chief resigns
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Despite Gov. Pat Quinn's contention that he took swift action after learning last summer of improper patronage hiring in his Department of Transportation, the head of the agency abruptly resigned Monday, just four months before the Democrat faces voters in a re-election bid.Continued ...
Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care
CHICAGO (AP) — Facing a Jan. 1 deadline, the state's top Medicaid official announced a timetable Monday for moving hundreds of thousands of low-income patients into managed care health plans.Continued ...
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