Friday, November 16, 2018
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...
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...
repeals

Chicago Repeals Ban On Plastic Bags

Source: NBC 5 Chicago Chicago Repeals Plastic Bag Ban, Delays Tax: Report The city of Chicago says it will issue repeals on its plastic bag ban effective Jan. 1, 2017 and will delay its new bag tax until Feb. 1, the...
murder

Chicago Homicides Are Highest in 20 Years: 701 So Far

Source: Sputnik News Chicago Murder Count Highest in 20 years; 701 Recorded So Far Chicago continues to break records for violence this year, reaching another milestone at the end of last month by recording its 701st homicide. There were fewer than...
restaurant

Less Than Half Of Chicago Restaurants Received Required Inspections

Source: Tom Negovan of WGN News Less than half of Chicago restaurants received required inspections, report finds A scathing report out Tuesday from the city’s Inspector General on Chicago restaurant inspections finds that well under half received the inspections required by law, and...
strike

Massive Worker Strike Tomorrow in 340 Cities

Source: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of Chicago Tribune Workers to strike Tuesday at O'Hare and other Chicago sites Travelers through O'Hare International Airport can expect a scene Tuesday as airport workers strike for a $15 minimum wage alongside fast-food workers, graduate assistants, child and...
comed

ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase

Source: Mike Flannery of Fox32 Chicago ComEd Wants Another Rate Increase The Chicago area's biggest electric utility wants another rate increase. Critics complain it's big enough to shock some people and to force some businesses to lay off workers. Unless it gets a...
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...
park

High Levels of Lead Detected in Chicago Park Water Fountains

Source: Dan Zukowski of EcoWatch Chicago Parks Shut Off Drinking Fountains After Tests Find High Levels of Lead Of the 1,891 outdoor fountains in city parks, 445 exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion....
jail

Thousands In “Indefinite Detention” In Cook County Jail

Source: Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff of ABC 7 Chicago I-Team THOUSANDS IN 'INDEFINITE DETENTION' IN COOK COUNTY JAIL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD BOND Human rights advocates say poor people are being denied justice because they can't afford bond, a mass...

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...