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Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

Fans question Beyoncé’s LGBT community support

By Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Voters in Houston failed to approve a proposed equal rights ordinance Nov. 3 that would have marked an LGBT victory in the state of Texas.The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance  (HERO) would have prohibited discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity. However, the bill failed to pass after 62 percent of the public voted against it.Opponents of gay marriage used fear tact...

Cellphone bills new frontier for fraud

By Kaley Fowler

December 10, 2012

Cellphone bills may be the new hotbed of fraud, according to a recent Citizens Utility Board report.The report, released Dec. 7 in conjunction with the wireless research firm Validas, shows that the number of cramming charges, or fraudulent third-party fees for services that customers have not solicited, has almost doubled during the last year.The findings indicate that scam artists are targeting cellphone users who do not c...

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