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    Lawmaker seeks to eliminate education board funding

    by  • September 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A state lawmaker has a proposal for state education officials who want more money for alternative schools: get another job. State Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) wants to eliminate funding for the Illinois State Board of Education and the state superintendent of schools office. Brady says that with (local) superintendents and regional offices of education,...

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    Ex-IDOC employee gets 21 months for embezzlement

    by  • September 30, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois Department of Corrections accounting employee will serve 21 months in federal prison after admitting to embezzling more than $50,000 from a fund meant to benefit prison workers killed in the line of duty. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough (MYE’-erz-kauf) sentenced 47-year-old Mary Ann Bohlen on Monday. Myerscough...

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