Sunday, May 20, 2018
disaster

Rauner Appeals Denial Of Disaster Funds

Rauner appeals federal denial of disaster funds Source - Illinois Public Media Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is appealing the federal government's March decision to deny disaster funding to help local governments pay for damages following winter floods.  Rauner asked for an...
comed

ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase

Source: Mike Flannery of Fox32 Chicago ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase The Chicago area's biggest electric utility wants another rate increase. Critics complain it's big enough to shock some people and to force some businesses to lay off workers. Unless it gets a...
chicago state

Chicago State Will End School Year Early To Save Money

Chicago State Will End School Year Early To Save Money Source - Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago State University has told students and faculty that it was eliminating spring break and shortening the semester because it may have to close...
trains

New CTA Trains May Have Serious Defects

Source: Quartz The Chinese company making Boston and Chicago’s new subway cars has big problems in Singapore Chinese train manufacturer CSR Sifang has run into serious quality problems in a major project in Singapore. The city-state’s transportation authority said cracks have appeared...
chicago

Chicago Population Shrinks Most Of Any City In US

Source: Zero Hedge Chicago Population Shrinks Most Of Any City In US Illinoisans continue their exodus, with Chicago having the dubious distinction of the highest population loss in the nation. High taxes are the number one reason people and businesses leave the...
rating

Chicago Credit Rating Downgraded To BBB-

Fitch cuts Chicago's rating after pension overhaul dashed Source - Chicago Tribune Chicago had its credit rating cut to the lowest investment grade by Fitch Ratings after the Illinois Supreme Court tossed out Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for dealing with the...
school

Private Clubs Used CPS School Facilities For Free

2 Investigators: Private Clubs With Ties To CPS Used School Facilities For Free Source - Dave Savini of CBS Local SCHOOL - Cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools earn extra revenue by renting out practice fields and gyms to private organizations But in this Original Report,...
illinois

Illinois Decriminalizes Cannabis

Source: Illinois Policy.org  ILLINOIS GOV. BRUCE RAUNER SIGNS MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL Years after Chicago and other Illinois cities began to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the state of Illinois has changed its marijuana possession laws, too. On July 29,...
claims

Illinois Not Paying On Auto-Accident Claims

State not paying out on auto-accident claims Source - Ilnews.org SPRINGFIELD — Been in accident with a state-owned vehicle and not at fault? Waiting for the state to pony up? Keep waiting. The state, which is self-insured, has about 200 claims worth about...
trump

Trump Threatens To Send In Feds If Chicago Violence Continues

Source: PBS Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...