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The Future Energy Jobs Act or FEJA is a year old. A bipartisan chorus of elected officials, union and business leaders are heralding it for making a significant impact in the state economy.
The Illinois Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau is conducting an investigation into private bus company Suburban Express for possible violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act. The company sent an email to customers over the weekend that said they would find passengers like themselves on its buses and their passengers won’t “feel like they are in China.” Karyn Bass Ehler is the chief of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau. She can’t discuss much about the case. But she tells...
Driven by fierce Santa Ana winds, four intense fires near Los Angeles grew to engulf more than 115,000 acres Thursday, and officials say residents should be prepared for even more strong winds through Friday. Forecasters are predicting wind gusts of up to 80 mph, saying that this week will bring the strongest of the seasonal Santa Ana winds. Those speeds would likely ground helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft that can drop water on the blazes. "The forecast for [Thursday] is purple," Ken...
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