Saturday, October 21, 2017
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...
property

IL Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners

Illinois Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners Source - Illinois News Ten years ago, Bonita Hatchett built her dream home in Flossmoor. A lawyer by trade, she moved to the south Chicago suburb to join a diverse community that included black professionals...
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...
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...
college

Democrats Fail To Overturn Rauner Veto Of College Bill

House Democrats fail to overturn Rauner veto of college spending bill Source - Chicago Tribune Democrats failed to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill to free up $721 million for community colleges and scholarships for low-income students in...
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...
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,...
healthcare

Rauner Creates Task Force To Root Out Health Care Fraud

Governor creates task force to root out health care fraud Source - ILnews.org With $19 billion a year spent on taxpayer-funded Medicaid programs and state-employee health insurance plans, Illinois’ governor hopes to root out waste, fraud and abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner said...
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...
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....

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...