Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Dec. 31

Illinois law limits ways police can use drones
While those sites start exploring the possibilities of drone tech for business, the state of Illinois is about to limit the use of drones by law enforcement.
Constitutional lawyer Eric Reyes withdraws 17th District candidacy – Peoria Journal Star
Constitutional lawyer Eric Reyes withdraws 17th District candidacyPeoria Journal StarPEORIA — Third try won’t be the charm for Eric Reyes. The candidate for the GOP nomination in the 17th Congressional District abruptly dropped his bid for the seat Monday, clearing the way for a rematch between former Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona …Reyes withdraws from congressional primaryReyes Withdraws from
$15 Minimum Wage To Appear on Chicago Ballots
For years now, lawmakers in both Chicago and the Illinois legislature have been going back and forth over whether they should raise the floor on …
Jay Cutler definitely leaving — for his wife’s birthday
“One thing I know about Chicago: It’s been a long time since we had a quarterback like Jay Cutler,” he told reporters. “So all your stories this offseason, …
Our View: Responsible celebrating, comedy, parole in editorial stew – Rockford Register Star
Our View: Responsible celebrating, comedy, parole in editorial stewRockford Register StarIt’s New Year’s Eve and many of you think you’ll need a nip or two of an adult beverage to celebrate the coming of the new year. We have nothing against adult beverages – we’ve been known to hoist a few, especially while writing difficult editorials …
Township tax rate may bump up – Herald & Review
Township tax rate may bump upHerald & ReviewThe Illinois Municipal Retirement fund, at $80,786, and the Social Security contribution fund, $55,293, will remain at the level they were last year. The liability insurance fund will increase $32 from last year. In other business, the township …
Geneseo mayor named to municipal league board
Geneseo Mayor Linda Van Der Leest was elected one of 36 vice presidents of the 1,124-member Illinois Muncipal League at the organization’s 100th annual conference recently. As a vice president, she is a member of the board
Medical Marijuana Comes To Illinois in 2014
Medical marijuana is coming with the New Year. It’ll be available to those who want it to relieve 40 medical conditions, and who get a recommendation from their doctor – but not right away, says Dan Linn, director of the Illinois…
Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end