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Murray Developmental Center’s Closure Postponed

The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.


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Gov. Quinn Appoints New Inspector General

Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.


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Report: State DHS Kept Doing Business With Blacklisted Company

The Illinois Department of Human Services is being blasted for funneling over $1 million to a suspect company.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012


Prosecutors: State Caseworker Sought Sex From Clients

An Illinois state employee is being held on $70,000 bond, on charges that he solicited sex from the people he was supposed to be helping.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

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Ministers Decry Lack Of Funds To Bury Indigent

A group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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Uncle Sam Wants You To Pay Him Back

The government wants its money. And if you’ve ever received federally subsidized benefits it’s possible you were overpaid.

CBS 2–04/27/2011

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State Blames Mistake For Scare Over Burial Funding

A letter stating that the state would no longer pay for burial services for the indigent set off a wave of panic among Illinois social workers, but it turns out the letter was a huge mistake.

CBS 2–03/16/2011


Psychologist Accused Of Sex Crime With Hospital Patient

A psychologist working at a state mental institution in Tinley Park is charged with coercing a patient to perform a sex act on him.


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Food Stamp Surge In Illinois

Even as the economy grew and the unemployment rate began to shrink, the number of Illinois households getting food stamps hit record levels in December, showing no signs of an economic recovery, and area food pantries say they’ve continued to see more people asking for help.