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  • State Week logo (capitol dome)
    Brian Mackey
    Another week brought more scrutiny to social media messages from Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey and his wife, Cindy. Some of what has come to light attacks Islam, LGBTQ rights and more. This follows the candidate doubling down on previous remarks that compared abortion to the Holocaust. Meanwhile, a judge issued a contempt order for another agency in the Pritzker administration. This one is critical of healthcare offered to those incarcerated in state prisons.
  • UIS Simulation Lab
    The University of Illinois Springfield has elected to discontinue its contract with the state’s Department of Children and Family Services to offer simulation training for agency investigators. UIS had turned a campus house into a simulation lab.