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June 23, 2015

Continuous Summer Session Continues: A Look At Today’s Agenda

A series of House committees will meet; one hearing will focus on cuts Gov. Rauner says he's making to Community Care, a program that helps provide elderly and disabled individuals with home care help, to manage the budget during an impasse.  The salaries Rauner is paying his top staff is the subject of another hearing. It comes after questions about Rauner paying aides he calls "super-stars" salaries above that of people in those positions under former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration. 

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the Volunteers of America halfway house in Baltimore where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March, Monday, June 22, 2015.
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June 22, 2015

Ex-US Rep. Jackson Says He’s Happy To Be Home

Jesse Jackson Jr. has returned to his Washington D.C. home after leaving a Baltimore halfway house Monday.   The former congressman who went to prison for misspending campaign money still faces three years on supervised release, and 500 hours of community service.

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