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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, IDFPR, and the Illinois Department of Corrections, IDOC, report that Landus Jackson, 40, of Mound City, was released from Vienna Correctional Center on Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, with a State of Illinois cosmetology license. The two...
Reports on computer hacks and online information breaches are in the news almost daily.  While the news stories come and go, the effects of having personal information compromised can be long-lasting.  To highlight the importance of understanding and avoiding cyber risks, Governor Bruce Rauner has...
The position of staff assistant at the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has been abolished. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the move. The governor’s office said in a news release that the position was central to an IDOT patronage hiring scandal that began under previous administrations. “...
Executive Order 2016-10 to create the new Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial to lead the planning for the celebration of the state’s 200th anniversary was signed Sept. 20 by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Illinois became a state in 1818. Union County also...
Action was taken by Gov. Bruce Rauner on five bills as part of Veterans Day at the recent 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Two of the bills support the families of Illinois veterans.  HB4389 designates the day after Gold Star Mother’s Day as Gold Star Family Day to be observed throughout...
Legislation has been signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner which is designed to take action in combatting human trafficking. The bill protects victims who often have language barriers, emotional challenges or economic hardships by creating a task force to look at how the State of Illinois can partner with...
Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner is designed to make adjustments to the law to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, to more efficiently do its job of protecting Illinois’ lands and wildlife. In addition, SB 2410 extends the youth licenses program to further invest in...
A recent attack on prison guards at Pontiac Correctional Center serves to highlight the shortsighted decision to close a prison in Southern Illinois, an area legislator says. The Tamms Correctional Center, a “supermax” prison that housed Illinois’ most dangerous criminals, closed its doors in 2013...
The focus of a new, not-for-profit Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation will be to emphasize capital improvements at the state fairgrounds in Du Quoin and Springfield. “The state fair is the best place for Illinois to show off its products and accomplishments, and to ensure we can continue to do that,...
Fifty community leaders have successfully completed the year-long Delta Leadership Institute, DLI, Executive Academy, a program of the Delta Regional Authority, DRA. Four of those who completed the program are from Southern Illinois. The Executive Academy is a training program that brings together...

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