Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Back-to-back APNewsbreaks on Illinois accountability

John O’Connor, Springfield, Illinois, correspondent, for two accountability scoops in Illinois state government. He learned that an aide to the House speaker who was forced to retire amid sexual harassment allegations will reap $130,000 in unused sick and vacation time, and in a separate story was first with the news that the state has a $300 million backlog for Medicaid payments to nursing homes.

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