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SEX OFFENDERS PER CAPITA BY COUNTY IN ILLINOIS

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The state of Illinois created the sex offender registry to help citizens monitor where people convicted of sexual crimes live. If a person wants to avoid a registered sex offender, they need only not live near where the official lists say such offenders live.

Nightly NewsCap: A day’s worth of news headlines, all in AUDIO, and by JACK!

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Topics covered include: Rollover accident this morning in the Westport area of Lawrence County; big parole bust in Harrisburg this morning nets a couple of locals; Illinois State Police warn of upcoming Labor Day holiday patrols looking for the “Big Four” of traffic violations; and Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment (SAFE) gets ready for the IDNR rules for fracking, which are introduced tomorrow.

CTA PENSION FUND SENDS OFFICIALS TO HAWAII, OTHER LUSH LOCALES

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The newly released records show the agency’s expenses include more than $20,000 on a six-night trip to Hawaii for five people in 2010.

IDNR SET TO RELEASE FRACKING RULES

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to release rules governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) this Friday, August 29. SAFE, Illinois People’s Action, and other members of Fair Economy Illinois are eager to see strong rules that protect the health of Illinoisans and preserve the quality of our air, water and other natural resources.

STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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Illinois State Police Sergeant Mark Zimmerman (Dist. 19) has announced a statewide program, which targets four fatal traffic violations, to be implemented during the Labor Day weekend.

***CONSUMER ALERT*** MADIGAN: HANG UP ON PHONY GOVERNMENT SCAMS

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois residents to a rising phone scam in which callers pose as government officials to attempt to con people into sending money on supposed unpaid taxes or to collect winnings in a fake sweepstakes.

BIDEN AND CHRISTIE TAKE CENTER STAGE IN ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S RACE

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The Illinois governor’s race turned in to a big-name bout for a day and Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner were relegated to undercard status. Monday’s marquee event was Joe Biden vs. Chris Christie in Illinois.

RE-ELECTION ROAD JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT ROCKIER FOR QUINN

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Email records of Quinn’s former chief of staff, Jack Lavin, along with those of two other top aides, have been subpoenaed by a grand jury as part of a federal probe into Quinn’s $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative that has been rocked by reports of waste and abuse.

JULY ROUNDUP: ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY METRO AREAS, CITIES AND COUNTIES

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For a second consecutive month, Illinois unemployment rates fell in all 102 counties. July also marks the fourth successive month that jobless numbers dropped in each metropolitan statistical area.

IROQUOIS COUNTY CORRUPTION SUCCESSFULLY ROOTED OUT

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We first wrote about what the Edgar County Watchdogs (now known as Illinois Leaks) were doing to bust up corruption in Iroquois County in the Spring of 2013.

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