• Alert issued for healthcare scam

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    People in Illinois should be on the lookout for scammers trying to get them to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. Officials with the Better Business Bureau say they’re already getting calls about scammers posing as government officials and calling people asking for personal information. The scammers tell victims they’ve been...

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    Illinois home foreclosures fall 6% in August

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year. A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealityTrac shows Illinois with 7,289 foreclosure filings in August. that represents a rate of one in every 725 housing units — the eighth-highest in the...

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    DCFS takes Willow Long’s toddler brother into protective custody

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois state child-welfare officials have taken a 3-year-old southern Illinois boy into protective custody after authorities say his 7-year-old sister was stabbed to death by a live-in uncle. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Dave Clarkin says that before Willow Long was killed last weekend, the agency had no involvement with the...

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