Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife and his brother-in-law are under federal criminal investigation for a dubious residential property tax appeal that dogged him during his gubernatorial campaign last year, WBEZ has learned.
Hear the story here. An anti-crime group released a report today tying involvement in crime to a lack of preschool programs. Children who don’t participate in preschool are 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime by the time they turn 18, according to a study cited in the report by the Illinois branch of the groupFight Crime: Invest in Kids. “Research has shown that when children are able to take advantage of early childhood programs they are less likely to commit crimes...
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When Timothy Masters got his first chickens a decade ago, it was easy. He lives "way out in the country" in Pennsylvania, away from urban regulations about keeping chickens in backyards. He built a chicken coop and got three hens to provide eggs for him and his wife. "It was the perfect number for us," he says. That's when the catalogs began to arrive. "I started getting these chicken catalogs, and they'd show these photos of glorious chickens in every size and color," Masters says. He wished...
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