Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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...
jail

Thousands In “Indefinite Detention” In Cook County Jail

Source: Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff of ABC 7 Chicago I-Team THOUSANDS IN 'INDEFINITE DETENTION' IN COOK COUNTY JAIL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD BOND Human rights advocates say poor people are being denied justice because they can't afford bond, a mass...
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...
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...
lead

700K People In Illinois Are Drinking Lead Contaminated Water

Source - Michael Hawthorne and Jennifer Smith Richards of Chicago Tribune Search for your community: Lead levels in Illinois 700K People In Illinois Are Drinking Lead Contaminate Water. 200 Water Systems affected. Alarmed by chronic problems with lead-contaminated water in downstate Galesburg,...
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...
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...
license

Illinois Late License Plate Fees Near $5M

The secretary of state's office confirmed that plate fines in March alone reached $1.9 million dollars, as Illinois stopped mailing renewal reminders Source - NBC Chicago Thanks to the cash-strapped state's decision to stop mailing renewal reminders, Illinois motorists have paid...
prison

Illinois Should Close Kewanee Youth Prison

Commentary: Illinois should close Kewanee youth prison. Source - Hoy McConnell and Tasha Green Cruzat via Chicago Tribune On the outskirts of a small town about 150 miles southwest of Chicago sits the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee. This name is misleading....
homeless

Chicago Mayor Makes Move To Help Homeless

Emanuel makes moves to help homeless; critics still boo Source - Chicago Tribune For Mayor Rahm Emanuel, tackling the tricky politics of Chicago's homeless problem amounts to a no-win situation. Tagged with the "Mayor 1 Percent" nickname by his harshest critics, 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...