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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new state program will automatically deduct money from the paychecks of about 1.2 million Illinois residents for a retirement savings plan. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the move could reduce the use of food stamps, Medicaid and other publicly funded programs. The Daily Herald reports that Illinois Secure Choice is being phased in more than three years after becoming law.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say body cameras show that a man who was fatally shot by an officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Sunday that officers found two magazines of bullets along with a gun at the site of Saturday evening's shooting on the South Side. The shooting sparked a clash between angry residents and officers. Police say four people were arrested and some officers suffered minor injuries.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A professor who earned her doctorate at the University of Illinois will become the first woman to lead the university's computer science department. Nancy Amato is a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University. She will begin her new position in January, pending approval by Illinois trustees. Amato says she's "humbled and excited" to rejoin her alma mater "during this time of awesome opportunity and explosive interest in our field."
FINDLAY, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois will provide money to try to spark interest in a resort along Lake Shelbyville that closed nearly a decade ago because of environmental and financial problems. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports the state will issue a new request for proposals next month for the Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center. Sen. Chapin Rose says the state will provide $500,000 to help with demolishing the resort. The resort is located at Eagle Creek State Recreation Area in Shelby County.
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