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New year, new address?

Illinois entered the new decade with nearly 160,000 fewer residents than in previous years, underscoring the need for lawmakers to address the continued outmigration. According

Seclusion rooms face public scrutiny

Following a public outcry about the investigation released by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica detailing the use of isolation rooms throughout the state’s public schools,

New laws for 2020: Part 2

As a new year begins, Illinois residents may be interested to learn about several notable new laws that take effect January 1. The new laws

ISAC announces State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has recognized more than 17,577 high school students from 726 schools in Illinois for their academic achievements. Illinois State Scholars,

Attorney General releases Safe Shopping Guide

The Attorney General’s office has released its annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled during the

IEMA releases holiday safety tips

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is offering holiday safety tips for shopping, travel, winter heating and more at Here are just a few: Decorating – When

Illinois ranks low in fiscal transparency

Watchdog group Truth in Accounting has issued a report that ranks Illinois among the least fiscally-transparent states in the nation. Illinois has been ranked ninth-worst, with the

Save money now on State Fair passes

As you prepare for the holiday season, the Illinois Department of Agriculture says a pass to the 2020 Illinois State Fair might just be the

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