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Report: Ex-gaming head engaged in prohibited political acts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board allegedly engaged in prohibited political activity while heading the agency that regulates gambling, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of Executive Inspector General. The report says Don Tracy made

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits. Former Sgt. Stephen Franko and former officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo

Mendota Elementary Board Meets; Union Negotiations Continue

  MENDOTA – The estimated budget for Fiscal Year 辽宁体彩网 was approved for the elementary school district in Mendota Wednesday night as talks continue with a mediator to reach an agreement with the teachers to prevent a strike. Dr. Kristen School, Superintendent of District 289 shared the

PADS Shelter in Ottawa, “overwhelmed” with donations

OTTAWA – PADS Shelter in Ottawa received an influx of lunch supplies after expressing a desperate need last week. Assistant Director Barbara Hall says the shelter is overwhelmed with joy from the generous donations they’ve received these past four days after announcing a scarcity

Green Thumb Industries in Oglesby plans expansion

  OGLESBY – A marijuana cultivation center in Oglesby plans to make a million dollar expansion. According to Mayor Dom Rivara, Green Thumb Industries will start construction on the $1.5 million expansion in the coming months. Rivara says the operation will benefit the area, in that