• New DCFS campaign targets abuse and neglect

    by  • September 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is launching a new statewide campaign aimed at stopping child abuse and neglect. The “You are not Alone” campaign lets children know that help is available at DCFS’ child abuse hotline. The department is asking all regional school superintendents and private school organizations to partner in...

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    Sandoval block party to benefit Blackhawk sports

    by  • September 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The 2013 block party in Sandoval is scheduled for this Saturday, when Main Street will be shut down for the large gathering.  Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward supporting Sandoval athletic programs that have suffered significantly this year from severe budget cuts. The event starts at 3 p.m. Saturday and will run...

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    Report: Illinois parolee’s case raises questions

    by  • September 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A published report says an inmate who violated his 2012 parole and was charged with attempted murder raises questions about Illinois’ corrections system. The Rockford Register Star published a Sunday story highlighting issues with Jerome Pruitt’s case. That included misspelled names on records, conflicting records of his address and confusion about his release. Officials...

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    Madigan waiting on pension vote to be scheduled

    by  • September 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s waiting for a vote to be scheduled on a pension overhaul. But the Chicago democrat says any pension plan must be “meaningful” in order for him to call it for a vote. He didn’t elaborate. Madigan spoke to reporters Sunday following a slating of democratic candidates. He...

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