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“Free” and “risk-free” trials come with hidden charges. Online Marketing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of online marketers with deceptively luring consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials for cooking gadgets, golf equipment, and access to related online

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Scammers even impersonate kidnappers

Imposters will pretend to be anyone to get you to send them money. Recently, reports of the virtual child kidnapping imposter scam have resurfaced. The scam begins with a call

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Essay Contest for Students and Young Talent Award Sponsored by CEP

The Council of Educators in Polonia (CEP), the oldest educational non-profit organization in Illinois, funded in 1930, invites students to participate in the Essay and Young Talent Contests. The winners

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Prize Scams: Don’t Pay to Play

You get a phone call from an excited caller saying you’ve won a trip, a car, or a lot of money. Next, they ask you to send money before you

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How to Prepare for Earthquakes in Illinois

Springfield – In recognition of the earthquake risk in southern Illinois from the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management

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Cook County Property Tax Bills Due March 1 Show Local Government Debt

Taxpayers can stay home to make online payment of property tax bills that show them the debt of each local government that levies taxes on their homes and other real

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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