Thursday, February 22, 2018
disaster

Governor Rauner Approval Rating at 50 Percent

Poll: Half of Illinoisans Disapprove of Rauner’s Job Performance Source - NBC Chicago A new poll shows that 50 percent of Illinois residents disapprove of Gov. Bruce Rauner's job performance as the state's governor. The poll, which was conducted by the Paul...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...

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...