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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner's corrections agency has refused to release public records about a prison altercation that led to the death of a 65-year-old inmate and forced the suspension of at least four correctional officers. The state's public access counselor in the attorney general's office ruled last month that Corrections Department officials should release most of the documents regarding the May 17 incident at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mount Sterling.
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - Records show that a northwest Illinois county's decades-old deal with the federal government to detain immigrants living in the country illegally will bring in $10 million this year. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that McHenry County entered into the bed-rental program with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the early 2000s after the federal government agreed to give the county about $7 million toward a jail expansion.
CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator is ending in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union says more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero's charter schools after reaching the tentative agreement just before 5 a.m. Sunday.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A woman who authorities say secretly created a stamp with the signature of her boss at a suburban Chicago dental office and applying that stamp to more than $400,000 checks made out to her own business has been arrested. The Pioneer Press reports that 56-year-old Roxana Dusanek of Crest Hill is charged with criminal counts of theft and forgery and was booked into the DuPage County Jail.
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