Tuesday, October 23, 2018
camera

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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
madigan

Madigan Loses His Supermajority In Illinois House

Source: Austin Berg of IllinoisPolicy.org   Madigan Loses His Supermajority In Illinois House House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics. He controls whether bills live or die. He controls the legislative map. He controls a property tax law...
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,...
computers

$15M Worth Of Illinois State Computers Have “Vanished”

How Thousands of Computers Bought With Your Money Have Disappeared Source - Phil Rogers of NBC 5 Chicago Computer experts say the state should be worried---very worried---about thousands of computers which no one can find. Tuesday, NBC5 Investigates showed how thousands of...
rauner

Rauner Vetoes Pay Raise For Illinois Caregivers

Source: Monique Garcia of The Chicago Tribune Rauner Vetoes $15/hour Wage For Caregivers Of Developmentally Disabled Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday used his veto powers on several bills aimed at increasing help for the state's most vulnerable, rejecting measures that would...
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...

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...