CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint against the doctor. It's the first such complaint since medical marijuana regulations were approved.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - West Nile virus in Illinois may be limited this year because it's been a cool, wet summer so far. The Illinois Department of Public Health says that a year ago 4 percent of the mosquitoes trapped in counties around the state carried West Nile. At this point in 2012 that figure was 14 percent. But this year it's just 1 percent.
CHICAGO (AP) - Almost 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after the record cold temperatures and snowfall last winter depleted supplies. And if they are able to find any vendors willing to sell them road salt, they could end up paying double what they paid last year. The Illinois Department of Central Management Services this month informed many city and county officials in charge buying road salt that no vendors responded to their requests for bids.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -More than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 last year. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register says 7,800 employees - just over 10 percent of the workforce - topped that level in salary. It said overtime and back-wage payouts were responsible for many of the larger salaries.
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