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Democratic Illinois senator files proposed bill to clarify, improve SAFE-T Act

An Illinois lawmaker has filed a bill proposing changes in an attempt to clarify language in the SAFE-T Act — which ends cash bail on January 1. Senate Bill 4228 was introduced by Illinois State Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign. It aims to clarify language and improve how officials can enforce the new law. “As a […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago investigating 3 more priests after new allegations of sexual abuse of minors

Three retired priests are being investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of minors dating nearly 50 years ago, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced. The Archdiocese of Chicago said on Saturday that their independent review board is investigating allegations of sexual abuse of minors against Father John J. Rudnik, 87, Father James E. Flynn, 80 and […]

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Gov. JB Pritzker rebukes state’s attorney who said SAFE-T Act will be ‘greatest jailbreak’ in history

After an Illinois state’s attorney said the SAFE-T Act would be the “greatest jailbreak” in history, Gov. JB Pritzker rebuked the claim and said offenders of serious crimes will not be able to “buy their way out of jail.” Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Haine said in an open letter to residents earlier this month […]

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FBI warns of tech support scam targeting older residents in Chicagoland area

The FBI has issued a warning to residents in the Chicagoland area about an increase in scams where criminals are posing as tech support and targeting elderly people. The FBI said in a statement this month that technical support fraud involves a criminal posing as technical support to defraud unwitting people. Criminals may offer support […]

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State’s attorneys file lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker alleging SAFE-T, end of cash bail violates Illinois constitution

Two Illinois state’s attorney’s filed a lawsuit Friday against Gov. JB Pritzker and other officials alleging that the SAFE-T, including the end of cash bail, violates Illinois’ constitution. Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow filed a lawsuit in Will County Circuit Court and Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe filed a second lawsuit in Kankakee […]

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Metra, Amtrak to resume train service following cancelations after railroad strike averted

Metra says all train service is anticipated to now run normally in the Chicagoland area after a tentative deal was reached with freight workers, avoiding a nationwide strike. Metra said Wednesday that cancelations on the BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West lines were expected to begin Thursday evening. Both BNSF […]

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Service canceled on several Metra train lines in Chicagoland area in anticipation of railroad strike

Metra says trains on several of their lines in the Chicagoland area will not operate Thursday evening and cancelations could continue into Friday if freight railroad workers go on strike. Officials said that cancelations on the BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West lines will begin Thursday evening. Trains service on […]

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Gov. Pritzker’s income and property tax rebates begin being distributed to Illinois taxpayers

(The Center Square) – Gov. JB Pritzker’s income and property tax rebate checks have begun being sent to millions of Illinois taxpayers and some residents could receive several hundred dollars in cash. The money is being given back as part of the Illinois Relief Plan, a $1.8 billion aid package Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into […]