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Dart: Prison Population Will Jump Because Of Rauner’s Cuts To Social Programs

(CBS) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is issuing a dire warning about what will happen to his jail because of Governor Bruce Rauner’s cuts to state social safety net programs, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker. 301 more words


OSHA Demands Changes To Workplace Conditions At Lincoln Park Postal Facility

(CBS) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.

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Former Supervisor Charged With Stealing From Hospital

(CBS) — A former Provident Hospital supervisor has been charged with stealing money from patient payments in a long-running scheme.

Donald McDaniels is charged with theft of government funds and official misconduct – both felonies. 140 more words


Rauner, Kirk Voice Objections To Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

(CBS) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s troubled by what he’s read about the situation in Indiana.

“I believe Illinois has struck the right balance between religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws and I support Illinois’ position on these issues,” Rauner said. 126 more words


Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From Elderly

CHICAGO (CBS) – A former employee of a Hoffman Estates nursing home has been arrested for allegedly stealing from residents.

Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. 181 more words


Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On Crime

CHICAGO (CBS) – With less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime. 802 more words


Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders Up

CHICAGO (CBS) – Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city. 334 more words