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(Undated-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining 14 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief challenging the Justice Department’s efforts to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities. The attorneys general argue the conditions interfere with the rights of states and localities to set their own law enforcement policies.



(Springfield-jm) -- Influenza is hitting Illinois a little harder this flu season. There is currently widespread flu activity in Illinois, with more cases being reported now than at the same time last year says State Chief Medical Officer Doctor Jennifer Layden…



State Chief Medical Officer Doctor Jennifer Layden. Layden says it’s too early to say if Illinois flu cases have peaked. She notes the most common strain going around often carries more severe symptoms.



(Downs-jm) -- The entire village of Downs is under a boil order after a water main break. The entire village lost water yesterday because of the break. Village officials say the boil order is in effect for 24 hours.



(Clinton-jm) -- The DeWitt County Sheriff’s office along with Clinton police will hold a church security seminar this evening. Topics covered include preventing violence, preparing a proactive and trained response, best practices for surviving an active shooter incident and working with local law enforcement. The seminar will take place from 6 to 9 at the First Christian Church of Clinton.



(Springfield-jm) -- Following a report from the auditor general’s office concerning the state’s All Kids program, State Representative Bill Mitchell has a couple of suggestions for Governor Bruce Rauner.   The All Kids program offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers.  According to Mitchell, the report shows that since its inception, All Kids has paid nearly $400-million to people who have come to the country illegally…



State Representative Bill Mitchell.


(Undated-jm) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining 11 other attorneys general in voicing opposition to a U.S. EPA proposal to repeal regulations that place strict emissions standards on highly polluting glider trucks. The attorneys general argue repealing the regulations will lead to more air pollution and jeopardize public health. Glider trucks are trucks with refurbished or rebuilt heavy duty diesel engines before 2010 and installed into a truck bodies. The rule currently mandates these trucks must meet the same emissions standards as newly produced trucks.


(Springfield-jm) -- Last year, “phishing” scams topped the list of methods used by cyber criminals to steal or attempt to steal the money and identities of unsuspecting consumers. Veronica Carter reports on what to watch for this year…


(McLean County-jm) -- A Gibson City man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the stabbing of a man and woman in Saybrook back in 2016. According to police, Arthur “A.J.” Corry stabbed the man and woman after he uncovered an alleged relationship between the victim and Corry’s estranged wife. In exchange for his guilty plea, 8 other charges including home invasion were dropped. He faces 6 to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced May 31st.


(Undated-jm) -- High school students in Illinois are encouraged to participate in an essay contest for a chance to receive scholarships. Illinois Realtors is sponsoring the Bicentennial essay contest. 23 Illinois high school students will have a chance to win the scholarships. 11 will receive $250 scholarships, 11 will receive $750 scholarship and the top prize is a $1,000. The contest is open to all Illinois high school students in grades 9 through 12. The deadline to apply is February 15th. More information is available online at illinois realtor dot org slash bicentennial.


(Springfield-jm) -- To celebrate the state's 200th birthday and explore its history, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and the Illinois State Museum are teaming up to present "bicentennial minutes" throughout 2018. Here’s today’s Bicentennial Minute…


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