Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

BREAKING NEWS

Trump To End CIA’s Arming Of Syrian Rebels

Source: Anonymous News Trump to end CIA’s arming of Syrian rebels The Rebels have shown time & again that they aren’t any better than Assad, and...