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Pritzker calls for complete audit of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs after Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order Friday that requires a complete audit of procedures at the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs after more than a dozen deaths from Legionnaires’ disease at a state-run facility in recent years.

Lawmaker wants townships with big bank accounts to return money to taxpayers

A township in central Illinois that overtaxed residents for years is returning more than $735,000 to local property taxpayers, a rare rebate that one lawmaker said he wants to see happen in more of the state’s 1,400 townships.

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