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Free Tax Preparation for Low Income Families in Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary James Dimas announced free income tax preparation and electronic filing is available for low income workers and families. The services are provided free of

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Governor Rauner Announces Completion of New Illinois Route 29 Expansion

Rochester – Governor Bruce Rauner joined by Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, U.S. Rep. John Shimkus and local officials announced January 17th the completion of the

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“Modernizations” −  4th Annual Polish Studies Conference at UIC

What: 4th Annual Polish Studies Conference at UIC    Where: The University of Illinois at Chicago, The Chopin Theater in Chicago   When: April 24-25, 2017   Organizers: Professor Michał

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Budgeting for the new year

If you had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution you’ve broken, what would you do with all that money? If spending was your first thought, here’s a resolution that

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Changes to Law for Health Care Workers with Criminal Convictions

Springfield. Effective January 2017, previously barred health care workers and applicants with criminal convictions may once again become eligible for licensure in Illinois. Under a new law, the Illinois Department

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Consumers Have Rights When Joining an HMO

Chicago – The Illinois Department of Insurance reminds Illinois consumers about their rights and legal protections related to HMO networks. Continuing health care services from a provider during an ongoing

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FTC Scam Alert: There’s an app for that (but it might be fake)

As more and more consumers are shopping with mobile apps, fraudsters are following the money. There are fake phone apps popping up that impersonate well-known retailers in order to steal

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Drive Sober and Buckle Up

Chicago – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and local police throughout the state are teaming up to make sure driving sober and buckling up are

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Illinois on Track to Become First Smart State in the U.S.

Chicago – The State of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) recently hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop, a two-day workshop to pursue becoming the first ‘Smart State’ in

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What Car Dealers Didn’t Say About Their Inspections

If you’re doing business with a car dealer that advertises 100-plus-point inspections for its used cars, you’d expect the dealer to make it clear if some of those cars had

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Know Before You Go! Check with IDOT’S Winter Road Conditions Map

Springfield – With more snow in the forecast and the official start of winter coming soon, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds you to visit www.gettingaroundillinois.com for updated Illinois road conditions

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Invitation to PEACER WEEK 2016 in Chicago

Polish and European Academic Center for Exchange and Research (PEACER) in Chicago is hosting series of meetings with distinguished guests and scientists from Northeastern Illinois University and University of Warsaw. All

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Rauner calls on Democratic legislators to withdraw lawsuit seeking paychecks

Chicago – Governor Bruce Rauner today called on Democratic legislators to put taxpayers and critical human services ahead of their own personal gain by withdrawing their lawsuit seeking paychecks and

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IEMA highlights safety during the holidays season and gifts ideas

Springfield – If you’re trying to find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is offering ideas that will help your loved

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Treasurer Frerichs Signs Resolution Calling on Wells Fargo reforms

Springfield – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced  that he has co-filed a shareholder resolution with Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier to require a change to Wells Fargo bylaws. The

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Illinois and Chicago on the Top in Volunteering in the U.S.

Springfield – Illinois Ranks #1 in volunteer rate among the country’s largest states and Chicago tops in volunteering among largest metropolitan areas. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community

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IRS warns of a new tax bill scam

We certainly understand if the latest IRS imposter scam makes you queasy: it involves a fake IRS tax notice that claims you owe money as a result of the Affordable

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Trump Wouldn’t Win Without Polish-Americans. An Interview With William “Bill” Ciosek

Grzegorz Dziedzic: How did you become so engaged in Donald Trump’s campaign? William “Bill” Ciosek: – I was instantly a very passionate supporter of Donald Trump. I was one of

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Gov. Rauner Releases 2015 Tax Returns and Family Foundation Filing

Springfield – Governor Bruce Rauner released his 2015 federal and state 1040’s, reflecting income and tax rates, while detailing the Rauner family’s charitable and community giving last year. In 2015,