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Cuts to Public Defender’s Office Could Cost Taxpayers More

Federal Public Defender Lee Lawless says that may reduce spending at their end but the delays they cause keep suspects waiting in jail cells paid for by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois Lawmakers Take Pay Cut

Gov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.


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Scott AFB Civilian Workers To Get Furlough Notices

Those exempted from the furloughs include firefighters and others who hold jobs are considered essential for safety and security.


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Illinoisans Brace for Federal Cuts, Furloughs

Uncertainty abounds about what could happen in Illinois if federal lawmakers in Washington don’t do something to avert automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday.


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