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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 […]

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Fentanyl being mailed to Illinois state prison inmates, leading to overdoses, official says

(The Center Square) – Fentanyl-laced mail is making its way into Illinois’ corrections system, leading to inmate and officer overdoses, and some officials are demanding a change in policy to stop it. Scot Ward, president of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Lodge 263, said there are ongoing issues concerning the safety of staff […]

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Illinois health officials issue alert about ‘rainbow fentanyl’ entering drug market

Illinois health officials have issued a warning about “rainbow” fentanyl which resembles candy and has been introduced into the illicit drug market. A colorful version of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has been identified in several states, according to a memo sent to local health departments and hospital systems from the Illinois Department of Public Health […]

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Severe thunderstorms could bring hail, 75 mph winds and flash flooding to northern Illinois, NWS says

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Chicagoland area due to storms that could bring destructive winds, hail and flash flooding Monday afternoon, the weather service said. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the watch Monday morning to remain in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. The watch covers Lake, McHenry, Will, Boone, DeKalb, […]