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SNAP benefits to be issued early for Illinoisans

CHICAGO – SNAP benefits will be issued to Illinois customers early. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, March SNAP benefits will be loaded into customer accounts on the first of the month. Governor J.B Pritzker says communities shouldn’t have to suffer because of ...Read more

Illinois House hears $15 minimum wage plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A House committee plans to hear Democrats’ plans to increase the Illinois minimum wage to $15 over six years. The Labor and Commerce Committee has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon hearing on Chicago Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi’s legislation. The plan would ...Read more

Morris PD warns of counterfeit cash rings in area

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department issued a warning of counterfeit money being passed around the area after a Chicago man was arrested for allegedly attempting to use counterfeit money at a local business. According to authorities, on Monday they were called to a business on Route 47 for ...Read more

Ottawa police warn residents of phone scam

    OTTAWA – Ottawa Police are warning residents of a phone scam involving their Apple Device or iCloud account. Officials reported that residents are receiving calls from an individual who claims that the residents’ Apple Device or iCloud account has been compromised. The scammer then ...Read more

$15 could only be worth $10.46 by 2025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. It’s no windfall for more than 1 million ...Read more