Friday, August 17, 2018

Illinois Policy and Information

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,...
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,...
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....
madigan

Madigan Continues To Block Term Limits

Madigan has been in office since 1971 and has served as Illinois House speaker for 31 of the past 33 years. Source - Illinois Policy.org When Mike Madigan first took his seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, the wide-eyed youths...
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...
springfield

Worst of Springfield Sewers, Roads Being Repaired

Worst of Springfield sewers, roads being repaired Source - State Journal Register Spring’s arrival means Springfield residents can expect roads to be torn up or closed off for various reasons. Crews have been doing subterranean work along Monroe Street recently, part of...
computers

$15M Worth Of Illinois State Computers Have “Vanished”

How Thousands of Computers Bought With Your Money Have Disappeared Source - Phil Rogers of NBC 5 Chicago Computer experts say the state should be worried---very worried---about thousands of computers which no one can find. Tuesday, NBC5 Investigates showed how thousands of...
civil

Illinois Law Enforcement Still Practicing Civil Forfeiture

IT’S TIME ILLINOIS ENDS CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE Source - Watchdog.org Nebraska has just become the latest state to end civil asset forfeiture, the practice by which law enforcement can take private property from people suspected of wrongdoing – even if they...
property-tax

Property-Tax Freeze Bill Passes Illinois House

Property-Tax Freeze Bill Passes Illinois House Source - IllinoisPolicy.org The Illinois House voted April 21 in favor of a plan to provide property-tax relief to some homeowners– only problem is applies to a fraction the state’s population. House Bill 696 would freeze...
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...

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...