Monday, November 20, 2017
durbin

Senator Durbin: Illinois Higher Ed at “Breaking Point”

Durbin Warns Illinois Higher Education Has Reached 'Breaking Point' Amid Budget Impasse Source - NBC Chicago U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined a group of advocates for higher education at the University of Illinois Springfield to address the effects of Illinois’ financial...
government

Local Government Has Run Amok In Illinois

It’s time to consolidate local government in Illinois Source - Austin Berg of Illinois News Network Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One...
college

Democrats Fail To Overturn Rauner Veto Of College Bill

House Democrats fail to overturn Rauner veto of college spending bill Source - Chicago Tribune Democrats failed to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill to free up $721 million for community colleges and scholarships for low-income students in...
manganese

High Levels Of Manganese Found On Chicago’s Far South Side

Source: ABC 7 Chicago HIGH LEVELS OF MANGANESE FOUND ON CHICAGO'S FAR SOUTH SIDE Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are no longer in Chicago, but federal and city officials have discovered a potentially more dangerous kind of pollution while investigating the...
norovirus

Chicago School Closes After 800 Students and 50 Staff Infected With Norovirus

Source: ABC News Chicago Chicago School Shutters After 800 Kids, 50 Staff Ill With Suspected Norovirus A Chicago high school shut down for a second day Wednesday after a suspected outbreak of norovirus sickened some 800 students and 50 staff, school...
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...
healthcare

Rauner Creates Task Force To Root Out Health Care Fraud

Governor creates task force to root out health care fraud Source - ILnews.org With $19 billion a year spent on taxpayer-funded Medicaid programs and state-employee health insurance plans, Illinois’ governor hopes to root out waste, fraud and abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner said...
triage

Chicago Inmates Will Get Treatment Before Jail

IN CHICAGO, TRIAGE FOR MENTALLY ILL BEFORE JAIL Source - ABC News One of the nation's most crowded jails may get relief later this year with the opening of a 24-hour triage center in Chicago where police can take people experiencing...
walkout

Chicago Teachers Union Approves Walkout

CTU delegates approve April 1 teacher walkout Source - Chicago Tribune The Chicago Teachers Union's governing body gave its resounding approval Wednesday to a one-day walkout that would shut down the city's public schools April 1. "This house is ready and united,"...
voters

Voters Are Receptive to Rauner-backed Ideas

Rauner-backed ideas draw some poll support Source - Ilnews.org SPRINGFIELD — Three of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda items have traction with voters, at least according to polling data released Wednesday by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Voters Voice Their Opinion According to...

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...