Wednesday, November 14, 2018
police

Protesters Occupy Chicago Police Black Site

Source: Zach Stafford of The Guardian UK Chicago protesters occupy Homan Square for eighth day to demand closure Protesters in Chicago are occupying a secretive detention and police facility for the eighth consecutive day to demand its closure and lobby for...
auditor

Illinois Auditor General Under Criminal Investigation

Source: Edgar County Watchdogs: Illinois Leaks Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino - “Criminal” investigation is official Over the past month, we have attempted to get confirmation that Auditor General Frank Mautino’s claimed cooperation with the US Attorney’s investigation was, in fact,...
water tax

New Water Tax Will Cost Chicago’s Residents

Source: Sarah Schulte of ABC 7 Chicago NEW TAX HIKE WILL COST RESIDENTS MORE IN WATER, SEWER BILLS City Council approved Wednesday an ordinance that would make some Chicagoans pay more for water and sewer bills. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's water tax hike will...
higher

Grim Outlook On Funding For Higher Education

Higher ed officials paint grim picture on state funding Source - Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — University presidents and other higher education officials on Thursday told lawmakers they must decide what they want from the state’s colleges and universities. Higher education hasn’t received state...
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...
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...

New Top Cop’s Fiancee Under Investigation

New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating Source - DNAInfo.com THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed interim top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's...

In Chicago, Too Much Parking Is Not Enough

Chicago has apartment building parking glut, study shows Source - Chicago Tribune Drivers stuck endlessly circling the block in search of a space may curse Chicago's lack of parking, but a new study says the city has too much of it...
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,...
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...

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...