A former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services worker who is facing charges connected to the death of 5-year-old. A.J. Freund last year was a no-show at the McHenry County Board meeting Tuesday night.

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Creating Equity In Illinois' Cannabis IndustryState lawmakers have introduced new legislation to increase racial equity in the cannabis industry.
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City Officially Seeks Bidders For Chicago CasinoA Chicago casino is still a few years away from reality, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking the next big step toward building the city's first major gambling operation, asking bidders to submit formal proposals for the project.
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Toddler Dies After Dad Accidentally Backs Over Him On Driveway In Unincorporated BarringtonA toddler was killed Tuesday evening, when he ran into the driveway as his father was backing his truck out and accidentally ran over the boy in unincorporated Barrington.
Wrong Vaccine Accidentally Administered At Mariano's In AuroraA Mariano's in west suburban Aurora is apologizing to customers who were mistakenly given the wrong COVID-19 vaccine at the store's pharmacy.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Coming To Old Town ThursdayA vaccination clinic is coming to Old Town Thursday.
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