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    New Monthly Wage Reports to Fight Fraud in Unemployment, Medicaid, Affordable Care Programs

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    New monthly wage reports will help stop individuals from illegally collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working because officials will have the most up-to-date wage information available, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said today. The new monthly reports also will help prevent fraud in the Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act programs because...

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    Quinn grateful for Medicaid expansion votes

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is thanking the State Senate for approving an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Quinn says he’s grateful to Senate President John Cullerton, bill sponsor Sen. Heather Steans and everyone who voted for the bill. The Governor says that access to quality health care “is a fundamental right.”...

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    Events recall deadly leap-year tornado

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Many residents in southeastern Illinois are recalling the one year anniversary of the leap day tornado that claimed eight lives and caused millions of dollars of damage in Harrisburg and Ridgway February 29th of last year. Today in Harrisburg all flags were to be flown at half-staff and there is a scheduled moment of...

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    Jesse White awards grants to local school libraries

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded Fiscal Year 2013 School District Library Program Grants totaling almost $1.4 million to 642 Illinois public school districts. Nearly 1.7 million students served by school library media programs will benefit from the grants. “As a former public school teacher and administrator, I know our...

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    Traveler killed in I-57 accident

    by  • March 1, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    There was an accident Thursday on Interstate 57 at mile post 96 in the northbound lanes. According to the Illinois State Police out of DuQuoin, the one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 1:39 p.m., when, according to witnesses, a Winnebago motor home was moving strangely on the highway.  it then went off the road and...

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