State News

O’Fallon Building Co. Settles Fraud Claims Involving Projects At Scott AFB

R&W Builders, Inc. (R&W) of O’Fallon has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining construction contracts reserved for disadvantaged small businesses, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft recently announced. The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program helps provide a level playing…

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Former Illinois lawmakers face federal charges

Reports: U.S. Attorney in northern Illinois will remain in post for now By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — One former member of the Illinois General Assembly was indicted, along with his two sons, on charges of tax evasion this week, while a second former lawmaker pleaded not guilty in a separate case…

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State audit finds DCFS performance lacking for LGBTQ youth

Auditor discovers poor oversight, inconsistent and unreliable information at DCFS By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A performance audit of the Department of Children and Family Services released by the state auditor general this month found substandard practices for caring for LGBTQ youth at the agency. Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s office…

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