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Illinois sees $1.5 billion revenue boost in April Illinois sees $1.5 billion revenue boost in April

Illinois sees $1.5 billion revenue boost in April

The state of Illinois received some unexpected good news Tuesday when officials reported that revenues received in April came in $1.5 billion higher than expected. That news was delivered in a letter to legislative leaders and top-ranking members of the House and Senate appropriations committee.

Audit faults child welfare agency’s abuse and neglect investigations Audit faults child welfare agency’s abuse and neglect investigations

Audit faults child welfare agency’s abuse and neglect investigations

The Illinois Auditor General’s office said Tuesday that understaffing at the state’s child welfare agency led to a massive backlog of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect during the administration of former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. It also said the agency often failed to follow its own protocols for investigating cases and filing timely reports.

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