Sunday, May 28, 2017
cps

20 More CPS Schools Test Positive for Lead. 75 Total.

Source: Ted Cox of DNA Info Lead Found In Water At 20 New Schools, Count Up To 75 CPS announced Friday that 20 additional schools tested positive for lead in the water, bringing the number to 75 schools that failed tests for dangerous...
children

Additional Revenue Can Be Used To Invest In Illinois’ Children

Source: Tasha Green Cruzat via State Journal Register Guest Column: Additional revenue can be used to invest in Illinois' children This week, Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his 2017 State of the State address to legislators. I liken the state to...
veto

Rauner Vetoes 3.9B College and Public Service Funding

Source: Doug Finke of GateHouse Media Illinois Rauner vetoes $3.9B in spending for colleges, human services SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday vetoed a bill that would have provided $3.9 billion in spending authority to cover human services and higher education costs. Rauner...
mile

Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The Mile

Tax Illinois drivers by the mile? Source - Mike Riopell of the The Daily Herald A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The...
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...
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...
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...
lawmakers

Illinois Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks

State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Source - Nancy Harty of CBS Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state’s budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors....
complaints

Chicago Police Stops Down By 90 Percent

Chicago Police Stops Down By 90 Percent As Gun Violence Skyrockets Source - DNA Info CHICAGO — Police stops in Chicago are down nearly 90 percent as the Chicago Police Department continues to struggle with bad morale and incessant violence. From the start...
lead

CPS Schools With Lead Contamination Rises to 34

Source: WGN News 34 CPS schools contaminated by lead — so far CHICAGO — The number of Chicago Public Schools with excessive lead in their water is up to 34. Close to 2,000 sinks and drinking fountains have already been tested, and about...

BREAKING NEWS

Christian Extremists Slaughter Muslims in Central Africa

Source: The Anti Media Media Silent as Christian Extremists Slaughter Muslims in Central Africa Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central...