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    Rauner launches corruption tip line

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    After months of bashing state employees and their unions, gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner now wants those same employees to help take down Gov. Pat Quinn. In a bizarre move, Rauner’s campaign Thursday launched a statewide whistleblower tip line for citizens who wish to anonymously report incidents of corruption, including patronage hiring and misuse of...

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    IDOC inmate charged in Vandalia arson case

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A 35-year-old inmate of the Illinois Department of Corrections was charged Thursday morning in Fayette County court with multiple felonies, including Class X residential arson for an April fire in Vandalia. Brian T. Thompson, of Mt. Olive, was charged Thursday morning with aggravated arson knowing people present – a Class S felony, arson of...

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    GOP congressmen call for federal investigation into IDOT hiring

    by  • May 1, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    Republican members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation are calling for a federal investigation of political hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s transportation department. Lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General. They say they’re concerned federal funds were used in a “scheme” to subvert court-mandated hiring practices. A Chicago attorney filed...

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