Monday, August 20, 2018
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,...
disaster

Rauner Appeals Denial Of Disaster Funds

Rauner appeals federal denial of disaster funds Source - Illinois Public Media Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is appealing the federal government's March decision to deny disaster funding to help local governments pay for damages following winter floods.  Rauner asked for an...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
lawmakers

Illinois Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks

State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Source - Nancy Harty of CBS Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state’s budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors....
mile

Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The Mile

Tax Illinois drivers by the mile? Source - Mike Riopell of the The Daily Herald A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The...
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...

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...