Friday, November 16, 2018

Chicago Police Change Rules Of Engagement

Source: Annie Sweeney, Jeremy Gorner and Dan Hinkel Chicago police propose new use-of-force policies aimed at reducing controversies The Chicago Police Department, pressured by a U.S. Justice Department investigation and public outrage over police misconduct, has unveiled proposed policy changes aimed at cutting...
school

Chicago Public School Teachers Set To Strike Tomorrow

Source: Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog of Reuters Strike Deadline Near, Dire Finances Complicate Chicago School Talks Chicago's public school system and its teachers' union make the final push to avert a looming strike on Tuesday with its success hanging on...
water tax

New Water Tax Will Cost Chicago’s Residents

Source: Sarah Schulte of ABC 7 Chicago NEW TAX HIKE WILL COST RESIDENTS MORE IN WATER, SEWER BILLS City Council approved Wednesday an ordinance that would make some Chicagoans pay more for water and sewer bills. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's water tax hike will...
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...
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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...
budget

IL Comptroller Proposes “No Budget, No Pay” Bill

Source: Austin Berg of IllinoisPolicy.org Comptroller Proposes "No Budget, No Pay" Bill For Illinois Lawmakers Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger announced on Aug. 17 a “No Budget, No Pay” bill that would link the salaries of state lawmakers to one of their...
raids

Chicago Police Raids Capture More Than 100 Criminals

Source: CBS News Chicago Chicago police raids sweep up more than 100 in bid to end street violence Murders this year in the Windy City are up 50 percent over last year, and an increasing number of children are among the collateral damage. The Chicago police are...
police

Protesters Occupy Chicago Police Black Site

Source: Zach Stafford of The Guardian UK Chicago protesters occupy Homan Square for eighth day to demand closure Protesters in Chicago are occupying a secretive detention and police facility for the eighth consecutive day to demand its closure and lobby for...
illinois

Illinois Decriminalizes Cannabis

Source: Illinois Policy.org  ILLINOIS GOV. BRUCE RAUNER SIGNS MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL Years after Chicago and other Illinois cities began to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the state of Illinois has changed its marijuana possession laws, too. On July 29,...
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...

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...