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Illinois unemployment ticks up Illinois' unemployment rate ticked up last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in March. That's up 0.1 percentage point from the prior month. Non-farm payrolls were down -2,800 jobs over-the-month. The February jobs...

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Illinois Senate wants to add Scott’s Law question to Illinois driver’s test

New drivers in Illinois could soon see a question about Scott's Law on their driver's test.  The Illinois Senate last week unanimously agreed to add two reminders about Scott's Law to the state's driving pool. Scott's Law requires drivers to move over or slow down for emergency or maintenance vehicles with flashing lights. State Sen. Chapin Rose wants to send drivers a reminder about the...

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