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Chicago headlines: 

Chicago’s LeClaire Courts will be redeveloped, but few former residents are eligible to return [WBEZ]

Two held without bond in Little Village shooting of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, including teen who was on probation in pair of carjackings [Tribune]

Cooperation from Little Village community key to arrests in shooting death of 8-year-old girl, City Council member says [Sun-Times]

Yet Another COVID-19 Testing Company That Got Millions From The Feds Being Investigated After Patients Say Their Results Were Flawed [Block Club]

Chicago Fire Planning Near West Side Training Facility on Vacant CHA Land [WTTW]

New Ordinance Would Stop City From Charging Carjacking Victims Hundreds In Towing And Storage Fees [Block Club]

Ex-cop Jason Van Dyke to be released from prison Feb. 3; Laquan McDonald’s grandmother calls his time served ‘a slap on the wrist’ [Tribune]

COPA wraps investigation into fatal police shooting of Anthony Alvarez; report to be published following superintendent’s review [Sun-Times]

Chicago could reroute buses from more schools to help its most vulnerable students [Chalkbeat]

The Lakefront Sets Chicago Apart. Now There’s Money To Plan How To Protect It [WTTW]

Chicago’s ‘cartel wives’ traveled abroad, to J.Lo Las Vegas concert with drug cash, feds say [Sun-Times]

Dozens Of South, West Side Small Businesses Getting $14.4 Million In City Grants [Block Club]

Lolla had $305 million economic impact on city last year, study says [Crain's]

Where Do You Live? In Chicago, Neighborhoods and Community Areas Aren’t One and the Same [WTTW]

Chicago's biggest real estate private-equity firm stakes out new turf [Crain's]

Springfield headlines: 

IDPH investigating two more COVID-19 testing companies [Sun-Times]

Illinois Gaming Board gives green light for permanent Rockford casino [WIFR] 

Sheriff responded to DCFS emergency shelter 161 times in one year [Capitol News Illinois]

Illinois unemployment continues nine month decline [Pantagraph]

Bill could increase gun restrictions on order of protections [WCIA]

COVID-19 again hits Illinois prisons, exacerbating long-standing failures in medical and mental health care [Better Government Association]

Department of Corrections transfer pause impacting county jails [News Channel 20]

Feds settle investigation into fraud on Illinois roads and bridges [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Pritzker highlights solar investments for Illinois during national summit [WGEM]

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