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  • GOP congressman's lonely fight to revive jobless benefits

    Not far from once-booming Atlantic City, here's what the end of federal unemployment insurance looks like in a tattered community where the jobless rate is still almost twice the national average. A solitary Republican congressman stands in the...
  • Florida deluged by rain, flooding as South again lashed by storms

    Florida deluged by rain, flooding as South again lashed by storms
    Severe weather deluged the Southeast with flooding on Wednesday as days of fierce storms continued to lash the nation, forcing emergency water rescues in Pensacola, Fla., and Gulf Shores, Ala., where more than 20 inches of rain fell in a day's time.  ...
  • Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters. Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
  • Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program

    Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence grant program faced renewed criticism by lawmakers on Wednesday who spent hours largely rehashing a scathing audit as they seek more detail on how and why it was put in place....
  • Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program

    Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program
    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence program is now the subject of a third inquiry, this time by a panel of state lawmakers who want answers on what went wrong. The blow dealt by legislators from...
  • Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed

    Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed
    Cook County prosecutors are investigating a land deal that netted Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and her husband tens of thousands of dollars with no money down, the Tribune has learned. Brown's husband, Benton Cook III, confirmed that a grand jury...
  • Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing

    Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing
    With a probe of Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence grant program on the table Wednesday, a panel of state lawmakers spent eight hours bickering at a hearing that proved long on election-year antics and short on revelations. They talked over...
  • Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program

    Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program
    As expected, the legislative hearing on Wednesday into Gov. Pat Quinn's $54.5 million anti-violence program — the program drawing the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — quickly got tied into knots. Lawmakers had a hard time even agreeing on...
  • Mathews receives $2 million to elevate flood-prone homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2 million to Mathews County to elevate nine homes that have received repeated flood damage during storms. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer want because of...
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
  • Orland school districts awarded grants for security

    Orland school districts awarded grants for security
    Orland School District 135 received a $126,000 grant that will be used to enhance school security, district officials said Tuesday. The funding comes from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant program,...