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The Center Square -- formerly known as Watchdog.org and the Illinois News Network -- and their reporters represent 18 states across the United States as the taxpayers' watchdog, exposing the way government really works.

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ComEd hit with criminal charges, feds implicate Madigan

CHICAGO (The Center Square) – Referring to him as “Public Official A,” the U.S. Attorney’s.

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Illinois courts face mountain of cases backed up by pandemic

(The Center Square) – Courtrooms in Illinois are facing a mountain of cases as COVID-19.

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Local election officials prepare for vote by mail expansion

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) – Illinoisans who cast ballots in elections since 2018 will automatically be.

Pritzker defends new misdemeanor rules for businesses that open early

CHICAGO (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a new way to go after.

Pritzker says reopening guidance for Illinois businesses weeks away

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) – Businesses looking to partially reopen in Illinois later this month.

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SMB grants available for Illinois businesses trying to retain employees

CHAMPAIGN (The Center Square) – Small businesses in Illinois trying to stay afloat during the.

Pritzker says some parts of Illinois could open sooner than others

CHICAGO (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that some areas of the state.

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Pennsylvania jobless claims drop 32 percent, still far above numbers before outbreak

HARRISBURG, Pa. (The Center Square) – For the sixth consecutive week, Pennsylvania has seen massively inflated.

Pritzker lashes out at state lawmaker over legal challenge to stay-at-home order

CHICAGO (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that a southern Illinois judge.

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Illinois Democrats seeking more than $40 billion in Federal bailout funds for pensions, budget deficits

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) –  Illinois lawmakers – citing the state’s pension costs, budget shortfalls,.