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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Air Mobility Command C-130 Rainbow Fitting Inspections Complete
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force Reserve Command issued the following news: In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft. Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fle  more

Air Mobility Command C-130 Rainbow Fitting Inspections Near Completion
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: In less than two weeks, more than 100 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft. Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fleet-wide time compliance tech  more

Air Mobilty Command Hosts Technology Acquisition and Sustainment Review Conference to Address Readiness
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Air Mobility Command hosted the 13th annual Technology Acquisition and Sustainment Review (TASR) Conference Aug. 12-13 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. TASR provides a forum for senior leaders to discuss mobility enterprise challenges and cultivate support for current and future-state needs. "Today's security environment is different from what many of us grew up in," said Gen. Marya  more

Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Regional HUD Office in Chicago Receive EPA Federal Green Challenge Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Federal agency winners in Illinois save taxpayers' money, promote efficiency * * * Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 (EPA) announced that that Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center located in Lemont, Ill., and the Chicago regional office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have won regional   more

Argonne National Laboratory: A New Way to Generate Solar Steam for Cleaning Water and Reducing Waste
ARGONNE, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Strategies for purifying water abound, but they tend to require lots of energy. Scientists at Argonne are exploring materials that can efficiently use sunlight to concentrate heat right at the water's surface to produce clean steam for capture. * * * Strategies for purifying water abound, but they tend to require lots of energy. To make use of the sun's abundan  more

EPA Recognizes League of Women Voters of Illinois for Water Quality Challenge Win
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and four federal partners announced the winners of its technology-accelerating water quality challenge. The League of Women Voters of Illinois in Jo Daviess County is one of three national teams selected for the Challenge's prize of $50,000 each. The winning teams demonstrated how data from low-cost water quality monitoring sensors can be use  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Madison County Businessman Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Tax Evasion
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 23 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois issued the following news release: A Madison County business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury for tax evasion. Gary Hunsche, 54, of Troy, Illinois, has been charged with six counts of willfully failing to pay employment taxes and two counts of willfully failing to pay individual income taxes. According to the indictment, Hunsche owned and operated two businesses in Troy -  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Metro East Dentist Charged With Health Care Fraud
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 23 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois issued the following news release: A St. Louis-area dentist has been charged with executing a wide-ranging health care fraud scheme over several years. Dr. Yun Sup Kim, 48, of St. Louis, is under federal indictment for allegedly defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars from his dental office in Swansea, Illinois. The 20-page indictment charges Kim with 12 coun  more

Justice Department-Antitrust Division: Commercial Flooring Contractor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Antitrust Charge
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: * * * - First Corporate Charge Filed in Ongoing Commercial Flooring Investigation * * * PCI FlorTech Inc., an Illinois-based commercial flooring contractor, has been charged for its role in a long-running conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring services and products sold in the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. PCI FlorTech has agreed t  more

Scott Air Force Base: Air Mobility Command C-130 Rainbow Fitting Inspections Complete
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft. Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of   more