Friday, November 16, 2018
code of silence

Former Top Cop: “Code of Silence ‘Has Always Existed’

“It existed during my time,” Former Chicago Police Superintendent Richard Brzeczek said. “The bad thing about it is, the majority of police officers are good people and in their heart they don’t like it.” Source - NBC Chicago Former Chicago Police...
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...
college

Democrats Fail To Overturn Rauner Veto Of College Bill

House Democrats fail to overturn Rauner veto of college spending bill Source - Chicago Tribune Democrats failed to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill to free up $721 million for community colleges and scholarships for low-income students in...
rauner

Bruce Rauner May Block CPS Debt Offerings

Illinois governor eyes blocking Chicago school debt Source - Reuters Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday the state has the power to block any debt offerings by financially distressed school districts, including the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS), which has...
durbin

Senator Durbin: Illinois Higher Ed at “Breaking Point”

Durbin Warns Illinois Higher Education Has Reached 'Breaking Point' Amid Budget Impasse Source - NBC Chicago U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin joined a group of advocates for higher education at the University of Illinois Springfield to address the effects of Illinois’ financial...
chicago state

Chicago State Will End School Year Early To Save Money

Chicago State Will End School Year Early To Save Money Source - Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago State University has told students and faculty that it was eliminating spring break and shortening the semester because it may have to close...
reminders

IDOT collects $2M in fines since ending reminders

Illinois collects $2.7 million in fines since ending vehicle registration reminders Source - Associated Press In the latest twist in Illinois' financial crisis, the state is getting a windfall of $1.2 million — and growing — thanks to its decision 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...