Wednesday, December 12, 2018
chicago

Illinois To Investigate Chicago Public Schools

Illinois launches financial probe into Chicago Public Schools Source - Reuters The Illinois State Board of Education started an investigation Thursday into the “financial stability” of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a move that builds off Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s call for...
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...
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....
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Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case

Source: NBC 5 Local Ex-Chicago Official to be Sentenced in Red-Light Camera Case A former Chicago transportation official is to be sentenced after he was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than...
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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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,...
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...
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...
auditor

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,...
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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...

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...