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    Director warns of layoffs at DCFS

    by  • April 17, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    The interim director of Illinois’ child welfare agency is warning state lawmakers against budget cuts. Several state agencies have said they’d have to lay off employees if the state income tax rate is reduced. Income taxes are scheduled to drop next year. Democratic state Representative Greg Harris says if the tax goes down, resulting...

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    SEC charges BP senior Deepwater Horizon responder with insider trading

    by  • April 17, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former 20-year employee of BP P.L.C. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster. The price of BP securities fell significantly after the April 20, 2010 explosion...

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    Medical pot users may still have FOID rights

    by  • April 17, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A proposed rule that would have barred medical marijuana patients from obtaining Firearm Owner’s Identification cards has been nixed, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Illinois officials had posted preliminary rules for the implementation of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program that barred medical marijuana users or their caregivers from obtaining a FOID card if...

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    IDOC names woman new Menard warden

    by  • April 17, 2014 • Breaking News, News

    A new warden is in charge of the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Kim Butler has been named to the position. She’s the first woman to head the prison and the second woman to be appointed warden of an all-male, maximum security prison in...

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