Illinois Officials Review State Ethics Laws

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A group of Illinois officials met Monday to begin a review of the state’s ethics laws for lobbyists and elected office holders. The meeting comes in the wake of a remarkable year for corruption allegations, even by Illinois standards. Several state and local lawmakers, lobbyists, and municipalities have either been charged with crimes, had their […]

After Deadly Crashes Of Marquee Aircraft, Boeing CEO Is Out

CHICAGO – Boeing’s CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The Chicago manufacturer said Monday that Dennis Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board’s current chairman David Calhoun will officially take over on January 13. The board said a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence […]

UPDATE: Univ. of Illinois Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Misconduct

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MONDAY 4:00 p.m. update: The News-Gazette reports that a University of Illinois police officer pleaded not guilty to seven charges of misconduct in court today. Jerald Sandage is accused of misusing law enforcement databases and security cameras to find personal information about women on and off the U of I’s Urbana campus. Sandage has been […]

News Around Illinois – December 23, 2019

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Rantoul To Vote Monday Night On Sports Complex RANTOUL – The Rantoul Village Board is holding a special meeting Monday night, where they’ll vote on an agreement to acquire land for a 65-acre outdoor sports complex. The resolution calls for the village to lease the site south of the Rantoul Walmart for the first six […]

Governor Forms Group To Examine Early Childhood Schools

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has formed a new commission to study the state’s early childhood education system in an effort to make Illinois “the best state in the nation” for raising young children. The 29-member panel is comprised of state legislators, the state superintendent of education, advocates, providers and school officials. Pritzker recently announced the […]