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Fact-Check: Booze ban? No, Illinois hasn’t stopped liquor sales because of COVID-19

Claims that Gov. J.B. Pritzker is halting alcohol sales originated on a prank page that is being shared on social media.

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BGA: His business has boomed since becoming Chicago Heights mayor

Since he was elected mayor of Chicago Heights in 2011, David Gonzalez has seen his accounting business boom.

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Chicago teacher pension fund overpaid 234, wants its money back

For two years, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund incorrectly calculated retirement benefits for 234 retirees, overpaying $2.78 million, records show.

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Struggling municipal golf courses turn to video poker, slots

Struggling municipal golf courses are turning to video poker and slot machines to make up for declining revenue, with mixed results, records show.

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Harvey mayor could be off the ballot unless fines paid

<p>Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg has 40 days to come up with $72,750, or his controversial reign as the south suburb’s municipal leader could be

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Outgoing city treasurer opts for ongoing taxpayer support

<p>As Chicago’s city treasurer, Stephanie Neely was tasked with helping keep the municipal government on firm financial footing.</p>

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Mile-high flub: Local cops fly with guns, raise questions

<p>Three south suburban police officers are facing possible disciplinary action after they brought their department-issued firearms onboard commercial flights, allegedly without proper authorization.</p>

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High irony as Thornton Township official pursues medical marijuana license

<p><span style="line-height:1.5em;">Thornton Township government offers a range of social service programs — some dealing with substance

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Election board to Harvey mayor: No deal for you on $72,750 in election fines

<p>The Illinois State Board of Elections has resoundingly rejected a settlement offer from Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, raising the possibility that his

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Ex-prosecutor’s 2012 arrest doesn’t deter her from seeking county job

<p><span style="line-height:1.5em;">Sarah Naughton left her job as a prosecutor after an off-duty run-in with police that included her berating and