Corrections Officer Charged With Battery
Vander Tuuk 3-6-18
(Waukegan, IL) A Lake County Jail corrections officer has pleaded not guilty to allegedly making unwanted advances at a food service employee. Darin Chansky of Kenosha faces a misdemeanor battery count stemming from two incidents at the jail earlier this year. In the first, Chansky was accused of making inappropriate sexual gestures at the female in front of inmates. In the second incident, the 49-year-old was accused of touching the same woman inappropriately, also in the presence of inmates. Chansky was placed on paid leave, and will remain there until the conclusion of the case. He’s currently free on bond and due back in court on the 26th.
Identity theft tops 2017 Illinois consumer complaint list
Associated Press 3-6-18
CHICAGO (AP) Identity theft was the top complaint consumers made to the Illinois attorney general’s office last year. Attorney General Lisa Madigan released her annual list on Monday. Identity theft ranked No. 1 for the first time since 2007 with more than 2,500 complaints, which Madigan’s office attributed to last year’s large Equifax data breach. In total, roughly 147.9 million Americans have been impacted by Equifax’s data breach, which remains the largest data breach of personal information in history. The No. 2 slot went to education-related complaints involving student loan debt, loan counseling and for-profit schools. Other topics included consumer debt, construction and home improvement, telecommunications and vehicle sales. Overall the attorney general’s office received nearly 24,700 complaints last year.
‘Blues Brothers’ top movie on Illinois’ ‘200 greatest’ list
Associated Press 3-6-18
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois residents have picked “The Blues Brothers” as the top movie in state history, making it the first item on a list of Illinois’ top 200 people, places and things. The list is being compiled as part of Illinois’ bicentennial celebration. Every two weeks, people may cast votes online for their favorites in a new category. By early December voters will have selected 10 favorites in 20 categories. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “A League of Their Own” were 2nd and 3rd in the Illinois movie category. Voting is now open for the next category, top businesses. Categories still to come include top musicians, books, inventions and scenic spots.
Ceremony for Illinois bicentennial postage stamp
Associated Press 3-6-19
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring Illinois’ 200th anniversary of statehood. The special bicentennial stamp was released on Monday during a ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. The ceremony is included Deputy Gov. Leslie Munger, Lincoln Presidential Library executive director Alan Lowe and Postal Service executives. The stamp release is among numerous events planned during 2018 marking the Illinois bicentennial. President James Monroe’s signature made it a state on Dec. 3, 1818.