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Early Voting Open For April 9th Election
Early voting is underway for towns and villages that have elections on April 9th. Voters who'd like to beat the rush can cast a ballot between now and Saturday, April 6th. You can check the Illinois State Board of Elections website to find out who's on your ballot and where you can cast an early vote.
Bill Would Require Investigations For Suspicious Home Deaths
Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to make sure all suspicious deaths that happen in homes receive a full investigation. She's backing a bill that would establish review teams that would be responsible for investigating the deaths and making sure the cause of death is determined for each. Madigan says the bill is designed to protect the elderly and disabled from neglect and abuse. It passed a House committee last week.
Seven Fall Ill Mysteriously At O'Hare
At least seven people are hospitalized after mysteriously falling ill at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Chicago Fire says six ambulances were sent to the airport late last night to assist. The seven victims were hospitalized in
good condition. The cause behind why the people got sick is still under investigation.
Group Says IL Needs Justice System Changes
A watchdog group wants major changes when it comes to "frivolous" lawsuits in Illinois. The group I-LAW says Illinois should emulate Wisconsin's more balanced civil justice system. I-LAW contends frivolous lawsuits against small businesses in Illinois - such as slip and fall cases - are what drive up the state's unemployment rate. Such lawsuits can also cause declines in population.
Bill Would Allow More Ways To Win IL Lottery
Folks who play the Illinois Lottery could soon have more opportunities to test their luck. The Illinois Senate is looking at a bill that would allow lottery players to wager on any "draw-based" game through the Internet. "Draw-based" games are those in which winning numbers are randomly selected, like Pick-Three and Pick-Four. Currently only Lotto, Mega Millions and Powerball are "draw-based" games playable online in Illinois.
Teen Gets 25-Grand To Go Back To College
A Chicago teen is headed back to college after getting an anonymous donation. Monte Johnson got a 25-thousand dollar check from a stranger after the person found out Johnson quit school because he couldn't afford it. Johnson was supposed to get money from a scholarship fund setup by Chicago Public Schools after his mother was killed in a nightclub ten years ago, but he never got any of the cash. His grandmother says they're grateful for the donation, which she says has renewed her faith.
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