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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. https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-calls-for-complete-audit-of-illinois-department-of-veterans/article_3fd14506-1b70-11e9-aa0f-83a3de139279.html

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. https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmaker-wants-townships-with-big-bank-accounts-to-return-money/article_20c9fd78-1b53-11e9-a1d8-1b3d85960e72.html

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