Saturday, July 22, 2017
illinois

Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis

Source: Illinois Policy Illinois Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Legalize Cannabis An Illinois lawmaker has filed legislation to legalize marijuana use, manufacture and distribution in the state, treating the substance like alcohol. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed an amendment to House Bill...
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...
hospital

Illinois Supreme Court To Consider Property Taxes For Hospitals

Source: Associated Press via State Journal Register Illinois Supreme Court to consider hospital property taxes A case scheduled to go before the Illinois Supreme Court this week is challenging the law that allows the state's not-for-profit hospitals to skip paying property...
illinois

New Illinois Laws 2017: 25 Laws That Could Change Your Life

Source: Patch.com New Illinois Laws 2017: 25 Laws That Could Change Your Life Nearly 200 new laws will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, in Illinois. While the state's Democratic and Republican lawmakers still couldn’t agree on a state budget, they were...
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

Rauner Vetoes Pay Raise For Illinois Caregivers

Source: Monique Garcia of The Chicago Tribune Rauner Vetoes $15/hour Wage For Caregivers Of Developmentally Disabled Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday used his veto powers on several bills aimed at increasing help for the state's most vulnerable, rejecting measures that would...
camera

Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case

Source: NBC 5 Local Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case A former Chicago transportation official is to be sentenced after he was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than...
budget

IL Comptroller Proposes “No Budget, No Pay” Bill

Source: Austin Berg of IllinoisPolicy.org Comptroller Proposes "No Budget, No Pay" Bill For Illinois Lawmakers Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger announced on Aug. 17 a “No Budget, No Pay” bill that would link the salaries of state lawmakers to one of their...
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,...
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

Trump To End CIA’s Arming Of Syrian Rebels

Source: Anonymous News Trump to end CIA’s arming of Syrian rebels The Rebels have shown time & again that they aren’t any better than Assad, and...