Monday, June 18, 2018
claims

Illinois Not Paying On Auto-Accident Claims

State not paying out on auto-accident claims Source - Ilnews.org SPRINGFIELD — Been in accident with a state-owned vehicle and not at fault? Waiting for the state to pony up? Keep waiting. The state, which is self-insured, has about 200 claims worth about...
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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...
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,...
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Suburban Democrat Opposes Progressive Tax Plan

Suburban Democrat opposes Democrat progressive tax plan Source -  Greg Bishop of Illinois News Network State Rep. Jack Franks told the Illinois Radio Network Thursday that he opposes the progressive tax proposal, which sponsors say would generate $1.9 billion. Less than a...
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

Illinois Democrats pass $3.7B Spending Bill

House Democrats pass $3.7 billion spending bill calling it compromise Source - Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD — Spending as much as $3.7 billion on higher education and some human services is on the way from the House to the Senate. But Republicans say anyone waiting...
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...
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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....
tax

Illinois Considers Ending Tax On Feminine Products

Illinois to consider ending state sales tax on feminine hygiene products Source - Chicago Tribune via Associated Press Now is not the time to be discreet. Let's be upfront about the "tampon tax." Oh wait — did we say tampon? Sorry. We...

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...