Monday, December 11, 2017
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...
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,...
government

Local Government Has Run Amok In Illinois

It’s time to consolidate local government in Illinois Source - Austin Berg of Illinois News Network Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...