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Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it during transmission

You’ve heard about Newton’s laws regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion. A 21st century corollary is to protect sensitive information when it’s at rest on your network and

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Scammers impersonate the National Institutes of Health to steal money

Consumers are reporting another government imposter scam to steal money. This time the scammers are pretending to be calling from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to reports, callers

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Illinois Department of Insurance Reminds Homeowners of Their Options Following Summer Storms

 Following severe summer storms, the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) wants Illinois families to know the range of options they have when it comes to their homeowners insurance. How can

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State and Local Officials Tour Flood Damage in Lake County

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner toured flood damage in Gurnee with state and local officials who have been on the front line of addressing the considerable flooding and response efforts over

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The FTC doesn’t need your bank info

Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some

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Tips for buying a hearing aid

If you think you’re losing your hearing, consider seeing a doctor or other health professional who specializes in hearing loss. If a hearing aid is right for you, it’s a

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RTA Celebrates Dump the Pump Day 2017

On Thursday, June 15, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will join the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace Bus in celebrating the 12th annual Dump the Pump Day, a

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Now Accepting Applications for Governor’s Hometown Awards

The Serve Illinois Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards program. The program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their

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IDOT: Be Responsible Motorist

Memorial Day through Labor Day is deadliest time on Illinois road. The Illinois Department of Transportation joined Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies to honor survivors of motor

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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

The ransomware in the news now is known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. It locks users out of their systems until they pay the crooks who installed it. This ransomware takes

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Poles in Chicago marching in Polish Parade

Chicago celebration of the Polish Constitution of 1791 is being held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at 11:30 AM, on a new route, along Columbus Drive. Polish parade is in

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Free movies, costly malware

“Something for nothing” sounds appealing, but often there’s a hidden cost. If the something is a site or app offering free downloads or streams of well-known movies, popular TV shows,

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Don’t let utility scams overpower you

When your electricity goes out, you lose power in more ways than one. Daily necessities are out of reach without lights, warm water, and heat or air conditioning. So if

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The 100th Birthday of General Edward L. Rowny

April 3rd marks the 100th birthday of General Edward L. Rowny. At 100 years old, Gen. Rowny hasn’t lost his drive to serve. He is the President of the American

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone Has a Role to Play

The public is invited to join the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, other child welfare stakeholders, elected officials and more for a month long

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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