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Illinois unemployment grows to 4.4 percent in March Illinois unemployment grows to 4.4 percent in March

Illinois unemployment grows to 4.4 percent in March

The unemployment rate in Illinois climbed one-tenth of a point to 4.4 percent in March as the state recorded a net loss of 2,300 jobs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

House rejects ‘ban-the-box’ law for college admissions House rejects ‘ban-the-box’ law for college admissions

House rejects ‘ban-the-box’ law for college admissions

The Illinois House on Friday rejected a bill that would have blocked public colleges and universities from asking about a prospective student’s criminal history as part of the application. The so-called “ban-the-box” proposal – a reference to questions that appear on many job and college application forms asking people whether they have or haven’t been...
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Republican legislators in the General Assembly have chosen new leadership in both the House and Senate. Sen. John Curran and Rep. Tony McCombie each met members of the media after their wins. Listen to their interviews on the latest edition of Capitol Cast.

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