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  • 12/9/2022
    Illinois hasn’t delivered jobs, job-training promised under clean energy law

    Fifteen months after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, the state hasn’t begun its promised workforce development programs aimed at helping minority contractors and workers.

    Lisa Benjamin has been running her own general contracting business in Matteson since 2007 and is eager to expand and do more energy-efficient, environm... read more >

  • 12/9/2022
    Guards at Pontiac state prison harassed gay co-worker, state investigation finds

    And high-ranking prison officials were found not only to have failed to address the problems but to have perpetuated them.

    In the fall of 2018, a guard at the state’s Pontiac Correctional Center told his supervisor an incarcerated man had masturbated at the front of his cell while staring at him.

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  • 12/9/2022
    Gov J.B. Pritzker signs plan to eliminate debt in unemployment fund
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed into law a measure that officials say will eliminate a $1.8 billion debt in the pandemic-battered account that pays out unemployment benefits.

    An unexpected surge in revenue fuels the plan, with $1.36 billion paying off a federal loan distributed to Illinois and numerous other states when t... read more >