With the growing popularity of websites like Craigslist, it’s becoming more common for strangers to meet and exchange money or goods. The Champaign Police Department announced Tuesday the opening of a new location aimed at making these interactions safer.
The more remote you are, the more critical the connection to the rest of the world. But the Federal Communications Commission says while 10 percent of Americans had no access to broadband in 2016, that number was nearly 40 percent in rural areas.
The bus company Suburban Express has reached an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General on a temporary restraining order, while the two sides negotiate to settle a lawsuit. Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed the suit Monday, alleging years of discriminatory practices.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to answer questions about protecting user data. The hearing held by the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees follows news that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users.
Illinois contracts with private insurance companies to manage Medicaid benefits, and a recent overhaul of the program reduced the number of providers from 12 to seven. Now is the time to enroll for coverage that will take effect on April 1, and Medicaid recipients who want to continue their providers should find out which plans they take before signing up.