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The indictment charges Tom Cullerton with one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union and employee benefit plans, 39 counts of embezzlement from a labor union and one count of making false statements in a health care matter.

Says task force chair and state Rep. Mary Flowers, the longest-serving Black lawmaker in state history: “I don't think that our committee is interested in destroying any monuments, statues. I want them to be placed elsewhere to be talked about so it would never happen again."

Says task force chair and state Rep. Mary Flowers, the longest-serving Black lawmaker in state history: “I don't think that our committee is interested in destroying any monuments, statues. I want them to be placed elsewhere to be talked about so it would never happen again."

The state will now provide Medicaid benefits to eligible mothers for up to 12 months postpartum, a major extension from the previous 60-day limit. “Every mother in Illinois deserves access to quality healthcare following the birth of a child, regardless of their income level,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.

The federal agencies made that recommendation Tuesday morning after reporting rare and severe blood clots in six people who had taken the vaccine.