Friday, July 20, 2018
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...
flu

Flu Cases Spike in Chicago

Flu Cases Spike in Chicago Area as Season Nears End: Health Officials Source - NBC Chicago This flu season should soon be coming to an end, but instead, health officials say it’s actually ramping up in parts of the Chicago area. While...
park

High Levels of Lead Detected in Chicago Park Water Fountains

Source: Dan Zukowski of EcoWatch Chicago Parks Shut Off Drinking Fountains After Tests Find High Levels of Lead Of the 1,891 outdoor fountains in city parks, 445 exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion....
chicago

Illinois To Investigate Chicago Public Schools

Illinois launches financial probe into Chicago Public Schools Source - Reuters The Illinois State Board of Education started an investigation Thursday into the “financial stability” of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a move that builds off Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s call for...
chief

Chicago Mayor Names New Police Chief

Chicago mayor names new police chief in bid to restore public trust Source - Reuters Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday named a veteran black police supervisor to lead the department as he tries to rebuild the third-biggest U.S. city's trust...
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...
raids

Chicago Police Raids Capture More Than 100 Criminals

Source: CBS News Chicago Chicago police raids sweep up more than 100 in bid to end street violence Murders this year in the Windy City are up 50 percent over last year, and an increasing number of children are among the collateral damage. The Chicago police are...
madigan

Madigan Loses His Supermajority In Illinois House

Source: Austin Berg of IllinoisPolicy.org   Madigan Loses His Supermajority In Illinois House House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics. He controls whether bills live or die. He controls the legislative map. He controls a property tax law...
rauner

Bruce Rauner May Block CPS Debt Offerings

Illinois governor eyes blocking Chicago school debt Source - Reuters Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday the state has the power to block any debt offerings by financially distressed school districts, including the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS), which has...
lottery

Rauner Seeking New Private Firm To Manage State Lottery

Source: Sophia Tareen of Associated Press Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery Aiming to avoid past troubles, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that the state is seeking bids for a new private manager to run the Illinois Lottery after moving...

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...