• Study respondent slams $400k JDC closure report

    by  • July 11, 2014

    The recent release of a $400,000 University of Illinois at Chicago study conducted on the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center is now drawing public criticism from guardians who participated in the study. Rep. Charlie Meier, an Okawville republican, first questioned the report’s credibility, saying the state-funded study of the aftereffects of the JDC...

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    Feds ask lawmakers to back off Quinn program subpoenas

    by  • July 9, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The Justice Department is asking Illinois lawmakers to back away from calling several former members of Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration to testify on the governor’s neighborhood recovery initiative to avoid possibly interfering with an ongoing federal probe of the scandal-tainted anti-violence program, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A source familiar with the...

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    Kell man facing additional 15 years for escape

    by  • July 9, 2014

    SALEM — A 23-year-old Marion County fugitive has been charged with Class 1 felony escape Wednesday, after he turned himself in Tuesday night to the U.S. Marshall’s Service. John A. Morton, of Kell, had been on the run since March when he allegedly jumped from the vehicle and fled while on his way to...

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    Supbonaed emails could be missing from Quinn NRI program

    by  • July 8, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A metro-east lawmaker says investigators might not have received all of the emails they sought in connection with Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-tainted neighborhood recovery initiative; an anti-violence program that critics say was used as a political slush fund. The grant program is the subject of a federal investigation and also came...

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