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Illinois bans handcuffing, shackling of foster children

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family 辽宁体彩网 has banned the use of shackles and handcuffs on youths in its custody after two teenage boys were restrained. The 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys were handcuffed and shackled at their ankles on Oct. 1 while being

The Latest: House OKs easier access to lobbyist information

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a measure ease access to disclosure requirements for lobbyists who try to influence the General Assembly. Debate lasted more than an hour before the 109-5 vote. It would create a searchable database that allows taxpayers to

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of his father

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is being held without bond for fatally shooting his father during an argument in their 辽宁体彩网. Martin Chavez-Lomeli Jr. appeared Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court on first-degree murder charges in the death Monday of 54-year-old Martin V.

House OKs consolidation of 650 local pension programs

By JOHN O’CONNOR AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Wednesday approved Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to consolidate hundreds of municipal pension programs to boost investment returns and save administrative costs. The House voted 96-14 to approve creating two

Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still

Streator Lions Club and OSF team up for World Diabetes Day

STREATOR – Thursday is World Diabetes Day. The Streator Hardscrabble Lions Club and OSF HealthCare’s Care-a-Van will be promoting Diabetes awareness through a free diabetes screening at the Streator Kroger parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. Glucose checks will also be