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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

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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