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State Rep Wants Lawmakers To Be Drug Tested
(Springfield, IL) -- One state representative wants lawmakers to get tested for drugs before they take office. Bill Mitchell, from Decatur, says some of his colleagues have criticized his plan to have welfare recipients tested for drugs. They claim he's picking on people who are down on their luck. So, to counter that argument, Mitchell says lawmakers should get tested too. He realizes the proposal will likely face strong opposition but claims the measure could save the state money.
32 Indicted For Unemployment Fraud
(Springfield, IL) -- Thirty two people have been indicted for scamming the state's unemployment system out of nearly 900-thousand dollars. Department of Employment Security Spokesman Greg Rivara says they identified the suspects and turned them over to the U.S. Attorney. So far one of the suspects has pleaded guilty and repaid the department about
20-thousand dollars. Rivara says they'll seek repayment and possibly restitution from the others as well. He says the state has been making continual efforts to clean up the system and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.
Double Check Your Carbon Monoxide Alarms
(Springfield, IL) -- State officials say now would be a good time to check and replace the carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Carbon monoxide is the number one cause of poison deaths in the nation, claiming 300 lives each year. The colorless, odorless gas usually leaks into the home from a bad furnace or other appliance. All homes or apartments that have an attached garage and burns gas must have a carbon monoxide alarm, which should be replaced every three years.
Officials Warn Of Mail Scam
(Jo Daviess County, IL) -- Officials in Jo Daviess County are warning people of a mail scam. They say someone received an envelope with a fake IRS document inside. It was a notice of a tax lien investigation and the recipient was supposed to call a toll free number to discuss a settlement. The envelope has the words "Secured Document 2013" and "2013 Tax Information Enclosed" written on the front. Officials say if you receive that type of mailing, you shouldn't call the toll-free number.
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