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Decades Later, Cambodian Refugees in Illinois Still Face Difficult Odds

Dec. 1, 2008 – She was 10 years old chopping wood with her father, and vividly remembers how difficult it was to lift the axe with her tiny twig-like arms and crash down on the log, slicing it into pieces. "When I was small, I would follow my father everywhere: sawing logs, farming and gardening. It was hard work, but […]

Congress Works to Stall Real ID Act

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Submitted on Tue, 05/06/2008 – 22:05. The cost for the new national identification cards is expected to be $40 more than the standard driver’s licenses, but Secretary of State Jesse White‘s office says the federal government has yet to pay for the cost of the IDs. In April 2007, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and […]

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Lawmakers Work to Stall Real ID Act

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Submitted on Tue, 05/06/2008 – 22:05. The cost for the new national identification cards is expected to be $40 more than the standard driver’s licenses, but Secretary of State Jesse White‘s office says the federal government has yet to pay for the cost of the IDs. In April 2007, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and […]

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Possible Prison Closing Outrages Community

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Submitted on Tue, 03/25/2008 – 20:16. Community members in Crest Hill are outraged at Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s plan to close a portion of Statesville prison, but one senator says the prison will not close if the Department of Corrections chooses not to comply with legislative act. “It’s incredulous that the department thinks they don’t […]

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