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Cook County Clerk's Office Promises 'Dramatic' Changes Amid Missing Records 'Crisis'

Cook County Clerk's Office Promises 'Dramatic' Changes Amid Missing Records 'Crisis'

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association:

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk promises "dramatic procedural changes" after missing records "crisis" slows legal process for hundreds of inmates.

The appeals process for hundreds of Illinois prisoners has needlessly dragged on because the keeper of court records – the Cook County Circuit C

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Healthcare.gov Failures Surface At Hill Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.

 

Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

'Oprah Show' Flashback: When Oprah Made A Little Girl's Dream Come True

'Oprah Show' Flashback: When Oprah Made A Little Girl's Dream Come True

    In 1994, Oprah met a little girl named Anna who recently had lost her mother. Her sister had written the show producers to see if Oprah could help make her dream of owning a Dalmatian puppy come true, and the surprise that followed became one of Oprah's most memorable moments – Anna and her puppy were even featured in "The Oprah Show"daily theme

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago