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Illinois automatic voter registration bill signed into law; Cook clerk says will enable cleanup of voter rolls

By Russell Boniface | Sep 26, 2017

When Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Aug. 28 to automatically register Illinois residents to vote, the man in charge of the office that oversees elections in suburban Cook County said the signature was the final piece in a long sought tool to "clean up" voter rolls in the county and elsewhere.

Class action suit claims makers of Babyganics sunscreen misled consumers about SPF level

By Russell Boniface | Sep 6, 2017

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Chicago federal court by parents against the makers of Babyganics sunscreen for allegedly falsely advertising its products as providing a sun protection factor (SPF) of over 50.

Illinois appeals court: Plainfield schools could layoff female campus monitor to maintain gender balance

By Russell Boniface | Sep 4, 2017

A state appeals court has upheld findings by the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights that a Plainfield school district didn't discriminate against a fired female campus monitor.

Cook County environmental department changes name, expands mission

By Russell Boniface | May 2, 2017

The Cook County Department of Environmental Control announced on April 12 that it will change its name to the Department of Environment and Sustainability to reflect a slightly different focus and some new responsibilities. The agency name change goes into effect Dec. 1, 2017.

Online app makes getting on Cook County ballot easier

By Russell Boniface | Dec 30, 2016

CHICAGO – Cook County residents seeking elected office can now apply online using a new application to simplify the process of getting information and generating candidate paperwork packets.

Rauner forms panel to study reform of school funding formula

By Russell Boniface | Jul 21, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced the creation of a bipartisan commission to study the state’s controversial school funding formula.

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