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20 Apr 2018

Nine competing proposals aim to change political map-making process

Momentum is growing to change the way political boundaries are drawn in Illinois, but disagreements about how to accomplish that persist. The problem is Illinois’ gerrymandered maps have been blamed for more than 60 percent of statehouse races only having one candidate in the 2016 general election. The existing process leaves the decision to the legislature, which is a partisan body.

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19 Apr 2018

Facebook faces foe formation in facial fingering fight

A US federal judge on Monday ruled that a lawsuit filed over Facebook's use of facial recognition technology can proceed as a class action, raising the possibility the social network could face billions in damages. The sueball was filed in May 2015 under Illinois' 2008 Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by three residents of state, Nimesh Patel, Adam Pezen and Carlo Licata, who were upset by the social network's collection of biometric data without adequate notice or consent.

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17 Apr 2018

Big box stores help boost Springfield's economy

Big box as well as local businesses can a city's economy in a big way. While there have been some national chains that have closed recently, the most recent being Toys R Us, there are more starting up soon. One of those is the Home Goods that will be opening on the west side of town.

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