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A theft ring that allegedly made millions from catalytic converters has been busted

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has arrested 21 people suspected of belonging to a theft ring that made millions of dollars from stolen catalytic converters, the car parts that have increasingly become targets across the country. A team of law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels seized hundreds of millions of dollars […]

217 Today: Educators find new ways to teach reading amid a statewide decline in reading scores

Thursday, November 3, 2022 Today’s headlines: A recent report from two environmental justice groups found most Illinois coal-fired plants are not complying with a federal rule to curb groundwater contamination. Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state will be able to afford his plan to make college free for low and middle-income students. On Tuesday, Champaign-Urbana […]