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Slow pace of fund disbursements worries census advocates Slow pace of fund disbursements worries census advocates

Slow pace of fund disbursements worries census advocates

The 2020 census begins in less than a year, and billions of dollars in federal funding and as many as two congressional seats are at stake for Illinois.

But census advocates worry the state is taking too long to get money out to those whose outreach efforts will impact how accurately Illinois’ residents are counted.

House OKs letting kids 12 and older stay home alone House OKs letting kids 12 and older stay home alone

House OKs letting kids 12 and older stay home alone

Illinois is one step closer to lowering from 14 to 12 the age at which a child may legally be left at home alone. The bill, House Bill 2334, passed the House with a vote of 111-1 on Wednesday. The bill’s sponsor, GOP Rep. Joe Sosnowski of Rockford, said the current law – the strictest in the nation for more than 25 years – was a legislative overreaction to a case from...
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