Today’s headlines — Saturday, Jan. 25

Many people who can least afford it will be affected by an $8 fee added onto their sewer and solid waste bill in Danville. I do not think Mayor Scott Eisenhauer realizes how much that is to some people’s budgets. Although I pay my bill on time, it aggravates me that they have a $10 charge if anyone is a few days late on their $40 monthly bill. read more
 
 
His charter school rent proposal was immediately and publicly excoriated –not by … local or state positions, particularly governor, scurry to charter schools to be … The editorial board of the San Antonio Express-News found it almost …
 
 
Lawsuit stalls sale of River Valley Golf Club near CantonQuincy Herald WhigIt states a dissolved nonprofit corporation can only carry on activities that are necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes. The suit states that River Valley Country Club Inc. sold the property …
 
 
Julie Fox promotes the fact that she has accounting experience in both the public and private sectors. “I understand the importance of the bottom line, in both the private and the public sectors,” Fox explains, “I also understand the difficulties …
 
 
West Aurora hears update on STEM projectAurora Beacon NewsThe partnership school, which will serve 200 third- to eighth-grade students from Oswego 308, West Aurora, East Aurora and Indian Prairie 204, will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. It is slated to open in the fall …
 
 
Chicago Tribune – Found 36 minutes ago… deals, accusations of patient neglect scrutinized As the Republican governor campaign unfolds, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Republican candidates make case why they’re best to beat Quinn – Chicago Tribune GOP candidates for governor turn focus downstate – Raleigh News & Observer Illinois unions prepare attack on Rauner – Chicago Daily
 
 
Kankakee Daily Journal – Found 40 minutes agoRepublican gubernatorial aspirant Bruce Rauner spent more than $4 million in the past quarter alone on sophisticated TV ads to define himself as the
 
 
Financial punishments should not have to come into play to convince people not to game the system when it comes to handicapped spots, but if extra teeth to these fines helps dissuade a few more people, so be it.
 
 
How did “The House at Pooh Corner” spend so long out of our bedtime rotation?? …a little boy and his bear will always be playing.
 
 
With @RobynGabel, Laura Fine, and @RepSchneider at a @GlenviewChamber legislative conversation today. Great input. pic.twitter.com/XYg0fPuRLA
 
 
Opinion: Kudos to donors of grain bin rescue tubes http://bit.ly/LUscRZ 
 
 
Will Metra riders be late to the meeting scheduled to discuss Metra’s operations/delays? http://fb.me/6JQEPiJzI 
 
 
It just so happens that Monday at 10:00 am. the IL House of Representatives’ Mass Transit Committee will meet to… http://fb.me/1RI7ifFSq 
 
 
 
Mourners are remember former state lawmaker Eugence Schlickman, who died Thursday at the age of 84. “He was always a big advocate for the underdog,” his daughter said.
 
 
People looking forward to using a new, rural transportation service in Sangamon and Menard counties might have a while to wait.Sangamon County Administrator Brian McFadden said Friday that while financing is in place for the new system, Illinois Department of Transportation officials have said it could be eight to 11 months before vehicles can be delivered.”We have a lot of balls in the air a
 
 
 
Voters to decide direct election of County Board chairman
 
 
Politicians set them up but don’t listen to themIn the polarized atmosphere of Washington, there is one thing that both parties can usually agree on: convening independent, bipartisan panels of respected experts to devise solutions to tough problems. Actually, there’s one more thing they can usually agree on: ignoring what those groups recommend.    
 
 
A letter to the editor: Illinois legislators will reconvene in Springfield on Wednesday to hear Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address. It is also imperative that they take the time to pass legislation allowing Advance Deposit Wagering.
 
 
Lawmakers Pushing For Changes To FEMA EquationLawmakers Pushing For Changes To FEMA Equation1470wmbd.comPeoria Representative Aaron Schock and 17th District’s Cheri Bustos are pushing to bring fairness to the FEMA disaster declaration process, after federal agency denied aid to tornado ravaged cities like Washington. Earlier this week, representatives
 
 
 
 
 
It’s cold out there — but warm in here at our office. So come make phone calls to voters and drink hot chocolate with us tomorrow. Shifts start at 10am and 2pm, RSVP here and bring your phone:https://www.facebook.com/events/300293970095734
 
 
At the Naperville Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala … with LOTS of important people. — at Bobak’s Signature… http://fb.me/6BE6cNCVO 
 
 
How did “The House at Pooh Corner” spend so long out of our bedtime rotation?? …a little boy and his bear will always be playing.
 
 
With @RobynGabel, Laura Fine, and @RepSchneider at a @GlenviewChamber legislative conversation today. Great input. pic.twitter.com/XYg0fPuRLA
 
 
Congratulations Spelling Bee Champ: Yulissa Escontrias, Garfield. 2nd place: Miguel Lopez, Lincoln. 3rd place: David Perkins, Washington.
 
 
Wonderful @NaperChamber Gala tonight! Welcoming new CEO @nanderson61 and wishing @ILChamber Pres. Doug Whitley the best going forward!
 
 
John Garrido will be hosting a Meet & Greet and Rutherford/Kim yard sign pick up on Saturday, January 25th at the VFW, 10 W. Higgins Road in Park Ridge. The gathering goes from 10:00-11:30 AM. I will be there from 10:30-11:30 AM.
 
 
In Schaumburg on Saturday, January 25th for a Rutherford/Kim yard sign pick up in the foyer at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg and goes from 9:00-10:00 AM. I will personally be there from 9:30-10:00 AM.
 
 
Fantastic Italian in the West Loop (at @ViaggioChi) http://4sq.com/1aR8lMI 
 
 
Just learned what smh means. Im now one step closer to cool. #pushingforty
 
 
 
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) met with commuters at the Schaumburg Metra station to raise awareness about the transit tax benefits that were cut on January 1st. Duckworth is a cosponsor and strong advocate for the Commuter Parity Act of 2013.  This bipartisan legislation will restore the transit benefits lost this year and provide a $220 transit tax benefit for those who qualify. “My neigh
 
 
 
 
 
After hearing constituents share about losing their unemployment insurance today, U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) and U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) called for an immediate extension of unemployment insurance. Duckworth and Schneider also announced a joint Hiring Event in February where job seekers will be able to meet with potential employers. “We are beginning to see signs of
 
 
I voted against the Madigan pension bill because I was concerned that the numbers were not right. Today, it was disclosed that the savings are $15 BILLION less than promised.Lawmakers at Odds over Pension Reform Savings | Chicago Tonight | WTTWchicagotonight.wttw.comIt turns out pension reform could save $15 billion less than legislative leaders initially anticipated. An actuarial analysis done by
 
 
Dr. Antwan Hampton is officially on the ballot for the coming election! We appreciate your ongoing support . Feel free to contact us moving forward.
 
 
Really enjoyed meeting Kim and Bob Noyes at our Meet and Greet in Hillsboro yesterday and hearing Kim’s ideas regarding tax reform.
 
 
No more boot camp at Cook County Jail? http://www.wbez.org/news/no-more-boot-camp-cook-county-jail-109571 … via @wbez
 
 
We had a great turnout this evening in #OakBrookTerrace for our #WomenForDillard fundraising event! Thank you ladies for all your support!
 
 
Mark your calendars folks – you don’t want to miss seeing Lurrie Bell at City NewsstandTimeline PhotosEarly reminder: LURRIE BELL, our Portage Park neighbor and great Chicago bluesman will play right here at City News Cafe next week on Friday, January 31st, 6pm-9pm. YOU ARE ALL INVITED!
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, met with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to share her constituent’s concerns over the EPA’s recent proposal to reduce the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Bustos told the EPA Administrator that lowering the amo
 
 
 WASHINGTON – 49 Freshman House Democrats today, led by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), urged Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH-8) to schedule an immediate, up-or-down vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans who lost their benefits due to congressional inaction at the end of the year. “As members of the freshman class, we are writing to request an immediate, u
 
 
 
That’s according to Republican Paul Schimpf, who said politicians should serve no more than two terms. But he said there may be another way to get that done than the current campaign by gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner that looks to put the issue to …
 
 
Sen. Durbin says feds must act for Illiana, airport http://bit.ly/1ivUzUx 
 
 
 
Seems to me like Xadrian McCraven was a scapegoat for GOP candidate Gov. Dillard’s gain. He straightened out his life and got fired and crucified. I don’t usually like posting stuff about politics, but I absolutely hate the political corruption in Illinois, it makes my blood boil! The Illinois state officials at the top always find a way to make Hispanics and Blacks, scapegoats for their own political benefit and advancement. Xadrian may have not been an angel in life, but the reasoning behind his firing is overkill. How many times have we seen Hispanics and Blacks go to prison for corruption? Whereas, the real crooks and criminals who are grandfathered into their high ranking positions sit untouchable. When do minorities unite again to, (Think Harold Washington) vote for minority grassroots candidates and oust these crooked son of a B”s?? http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/24840156-452/gop-gov-candidate-kirk-dillard-to-quinn-fire-corrections-chief.html

 
WATCHDOGS FOLLOW-UP: State Sen. Kirk Dillard called on Gov. Pat Quinn to fire the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, citing a Chicago Sun-Times investigation into the prison system’s hiring of a former gang member. Dillard said Quinn should fire IDOC chief Salvador Godinez over the…
 
 
 
 
PEORIA — The four candidates for the Illinois Republican governor nomination used a Downstate debate Thursday night to try to sell themselves as the most electable party standard bearer in a November showdown against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn .
 
 
Canton Daily Ledger – Found 2 hours agoDaily Ledger Reporter Canton Daily Ledger – Canton, IL Daily Ledger Reporter … Pontiac, Jacksonville, Dwight, Murphysboro, Rockford, Lincoln and
 
 
Following the tragic multi-vehicle accident today on Interstate 94 near Michigan City, Ind., the Illinois Department of Transportation is urging Illinois …
 
 
Mulvihill: Illinois needs tax reform more than pension reformSouthtownStarIllinois’ structural budget deficit will persist without local Democratic legislators being willing to push for more revenue via tax reform. Meanwhile, lawmakers will consider this spring similar pension givebacks for Chicago Public Schools teachers …
 
 
92 % unemployment rate for black male teens should be a wake-up call: MitchellChicago Sun-TimesThe study by the Alternative Schools Network: “Trends in Teen Employment in Chicago, Illinois and the United States,” was an appalling snapshot of the predicament young black males find themselves a half century after the height of the civil rights …
 
 
@RonSandack @paschutz not just that. We’re saving less in part *because* we owe less.
 
 
At the @GLMVCHAMBERGLMV chamber of commerce awards night with guest speaker #juliancrews with @WGNNews good night supporting small business.
 
 
Yes “@paschutz: In short: pension reform saves less than thought, but IL owed less than thought. Did leaders use the right numbers?”
 
 
ISBE voted to adopt NGSS today. It now goes before (JCAR) to become policy in Illinois. #ngssil #iledchat #ngsschat
 
 
What do you think should happen to congressional candidate Susanne Atanus after her recent comments? http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20140124/NEWS/140129640
 
 
Jim Sacia: Joey Didier’s killer should never be free http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20140124/OPINION/140129608#ixzz2rMkiQdn8
 
 
Newly released data shows recent pension reform legislation will reduce the massive Illinois pension debt more than originally projected.
 
 
Measure kicks in when 80,000 gallons of fluid is injected into rock — but many potential fracking firms will use gas, foam or gel instead Illinois’ new law regulating horizontal hydraulic fracturing doesn’t kick in until 80,000 gallons of fluid is injected into underground rock formations to extract oil and gas.
 
 
Ill. State Treasurer and GOP gov. hopeful Dan Rutherford discusses closures, jobs during #Canton visit http://shar.es/Uk88u  @RutherfordDan
 
 
At press availability after the #GOP gubernatorial candidates’ debate In #Peoria. #twill pic.twitter.com/fGqXEtZWYL
 
 
TUSCOLA — The Illinois Sheriff’s Association has announced that it will … wishing to pursue higher education during the 2014-15 academic year.
 
 
Northwest HeraldCrystal Lake Chamber leader leaves to focus on businessNorthwest HeraldWith encouragement from his mentor, the late Bill Dwyer, Reece put his name in for the chamber job when Bob Blazier retired. In 2007 … “He has truly been an inspiration to all of us,” said Rita Slawek, president of the Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Thanks to the CU residents who spoke with me this week. You make the 103rd great. #chambana #door2door #nofilter pic.twitter.com/J7VfCPSeTa
 
 
It’s not free Wi-Fi, but AT&T says it has boosted wireless coverage near Metra lines http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-21/business/chi-metra-wireless-coverage-20140121_1_metra-trains-metra-spokesman-commuter-rail-service … via @ArchiveDigger
 
 
Jay Porter, who most recently spearheaded the PR firm’s Starbucks account, will lead Edelman’s founding office.
 
 
Two Illinois state legislators are seeking to eliminate the boot camp at the Cook County Jail, but research has shown it’s an effective program.  That research, however, is 7 years old.The push by Illinois Reps. Dennis Reboletti and Mike Zalewski to eliminate the boot camp comes in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times series showing judges have been improperly sentencing violent offenders to the boot c
 
 
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today proclaimed January 30 “Fred Korematsu Day” across Illinois to honor the civil rights activist whose challenge of the Japanese American internment in World War II became a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case. Illinois is the fourth state to recognize Korematsu, following Hawaii, California and Utah. It is the first such honorary day named for an Asian American in the
 
 
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today appointed Arthur Bishop as the director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Bishop has led the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) as director since 2011 and previously served DCFS for more than a decade. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure the safety of all people and children in every community acro
 
 
Susanne Atanus, a Republican challenger to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, said autism, dementia, and tornadoes are sent by God to punish the people of the United States for advancements in LGBT rights and other misdeeds. [via]
 
 
The Illinois legislature returns next week with the pension overhaul in the past. But people are still talking about it. State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) says a less-comprehensive bill pushed by his chamber’s leaders was better.
 
 
Last month, Chicago proposed rules that would crack down on big, filthy, uncovered piles of petroleum coke , or “petcoke.” Now the state of Illinois is following suit, though its process isn’t moving along as quickly as Gov. Pat Quinn (D …
 
 
Signs are in, let us know if you’d like to show your support by placing a John Anthony sign! pic.twitter.com/mzjQPnzWHM
 
 
“Like” my legislative Facebook page to see what I’m doing to make sure IL’s taxpayers are getting #bangfortheirbuck https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDanKotowski …
 
 
Here’s a chance at achieving real property tax relief when values decrease.http://www.ronsandack.org/rep_sandack_co_sponsors_bill_to_protect_taxpayers …
 
 
When property values plummet taxes should not increase, right?! Here’s more: http://www.ronsandack.org/rep_sandack_co_sponsors_bill_to_protect_taxpayers …
 
 
Irreplaceable Illinois maps and photographs are being preserved for generations to come thanks to money raised by special presentations on legal …
 
 
RT @kimjnews: Former State Sen. Rickey Hendon’s campaign manager spared prison, gets three years probation.
 
 
Bill w/ @SenatorDurbin & @RepRobinKelly will make Pullman Natl Park, preserve 100+ yrs of IL as industrial powerhouse http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=982 …
 
 
A good reminder from our local Health Department.
 
 
When property values plummet taxes should not increase, right?! Here’s more: http://www.ronsandack.org/rep_sandack_co_sponsors_bill_to_protect_taxpayers …
 
 
I’ve asked @GovernorQuinn to declare an Energy Emergency to combat skyrocketing costs & dwindling supply of propane. http://bit.ly/1dVN1Zc 
 
 
Here’s a chance at achieving real property tax relief when values decrease.http://www.ronsandack.org/rep_sandack_co_sponsors_bill_to_protect_taxpayers …
 
 
“Like” my legislative Facebook page to see what I’m doing to make sure IL’s taxpayers are getting #bangfortheirbuck https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDanKotowski …
 
 
.@GovernorQuinn names Arthur Bishop, head of IL Dept Juvenile Justice, to head IL DCFS
 
 
Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Josh Morningstar will do the honors… That loneso… http://bit.ly/1e2q5pC 
 
 
Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this (Chicago) – Extra: Governor Pat Quinn late on Friday appointed a new director of the Department of Children and Family Services. Quinn tapped incumbent Department of Juvenile Justice Director Arthur Bishop of Maywood to succeed the late Richard Calica who resigned in November and died in December. Bishop will earn $150,2
 
 
Schuster accepted a Chicago Tribune Sports Reporting Paid Summer 2014 … News & Information and a graduate of Highland Park High School.
 
 
Jil Tracy on Governor Quinn’s Spending I was a stay-at-home mom with four children. We had to pinch pennies like any other young family to make ends meet. I know how hard it is for you to balance … From: Dillard Tracy Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:00 More in News & Politics
 
 
Southern Illinois Airport in Jackson County has finished 2013 as the fourth busiest airport in Illinois.
 
 
CHICAGO — As another push gets underway to add five new casinos in Illinois, most of the candidates for governor in 2014 are lukewarm about the plan.
 
 
WHEATON – Community Unit School District 200 is a step closer to expanding its digital presence in the fall, despite losing at least one of its partners in the effort.
 
 
Cook County Clerk David Orr plans to honor two winners for his contest, “Voting at 17,” on Monday, Jan. 27 at Maine East High School in Park Ridge.
 
 
We need to make Pullman a National Park! READ: http://goo.gl/1TSCyd  #NPforPullman
 
 
And the roll continues! Diane Stanke of Oak Park Park District wins IPRA Community Impact Award. Congrats Diane!
 
 
Today’s the first day of Chicago Restaurant week! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151898731273693&id=40696488883&stream_ref=10 …
 
 
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A #winter weather advisory is in effect for @McHenryCountyIL until 6 am tomorrow. Stay safe, warm & try to enjoy a #coldday @nwherald
 
 
Sen Mulroe’s Senior Consumer Fraud Seminar set for Monday Jan.27 has been cancelled due to the frigid forecast. Will be rescheduled.
 
 
(1/2) Honored to receive @ilparkdistricts Outstanding Legislator of the Year! pic.twitter.com/MFNKztGtRu
 
 
Caucus Blog: Week in Review for 1/20/14 through 1/24/14 http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2014/01/week-in-review-for-12014-through-12414.html?spref=tw …
 
 
(2/2) Park districts provide vital services to our communities & I look forward to working w/ @ilparkdistricts in the future.
 
 
My running mate @jiltracy on Quinn’s runaway spending! #illinois http://instagram.com/p/jkNXnCoxnm/ 
 
 
@KirkDillard great looking billboard on 290. Just passed it this afternoon. Notice I waited til I stopped driving to let you know.
 
 
Senator John G. Mulroe has announced that the Senior Consumer Fraud Seminar scheduled for Monday, January 27 at the Copernicus Center in Chicago has been cancelled due to a forecast for sub-zero weather. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
 
 
Wish the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field a happy 100th birthday! Go Cubs Go! Happy birthday Wrigley Fieldm.mlb.comA look at some of the most amazing moments to happen inside the ivy walls of Wrigley Field in celebration of the ballpark’s 100th birthday
 
 
Check out Tio Hardiman and Brunell Donald on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight as they discuss his platform, ballot challenges and failed policies under the Quinn Administration. See video here: http://bit.ly/KWsesh
 
 
SPRINGFIELD…..State Representative Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) filed a bill this week that aims to protect property taxpayers from seeing their tax bills increase while their property values decrease. Current law allows taxing bodies to increase taxes at a maximum of five percent per year or at the rate of inflation, whichever is lower, and House Bill 4273 would allow voters to weigh in on the i
 
 
Today I held a press conference with Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to announce legislation that I am introducing to make Pullman a National Park. Pullman is unique for both its industrial innovation and for being the birthplace of the African American labor movement. This bill is for the Pullman community, where countless residents have worked heroically over decades to preserve and restore this
 
 
Last night’s debate revealed that Bill Brady is the only candidate willing to take bold initiatives, like repealing the income tax increase, and that he can win the election just like he won the debate: by clearly stating his ideas and vision for our state. #BradyforIllinois #ILGov2014IL Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate 2014Downstate Debate to be broadcast statewide by Illinois Public Broad
 
 
In spite of some pretty chilly temperatures, we had an excellent day in Danville yesterday, meeting with Mike Marron and the Vermilion County Farm Bureau (pictured), touring the Illiana VA Hospital, an interview on WDNL radio, a business and political leaders luncheon, and a meeting with the director of Vermilion Advantage Vicki Haugen. What a great day in a great town!
 
 
On Jan. 17, 450 community members, coaches, staff, athletes and parents put on their favorite school colors and packed Wentz Concert Hall at North …
 
 
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, returned 20.25% in 2013 on the strength of its equity and alternatives portfolio, according to preliminary …
 
 
Hearing set over lawsuit against East St. LouisKSDKBELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A southwestern Illinois judge is taking up an activist’s lawsuit that seeks the ouster of East St. Louis’ mayor and four council members for alleged misconduct. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1aPMhSS ) reports the …
 
 
Illinois marijuana industry could be cash-onlyQuad City TimesState Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, isn’t sold on that argument. “I would say that’s a feeble excuse for not improving the lives of thousands of sick people,” he said. “It didn’t bother 20 other states, and there’s no reason Illinois can’t take care of its …
 
 
* I know it’s late in the day on Friday, but I was finally able to track down the audio from last night’s post debate press conference. I wasn’t able to attend, so many, many thanks to Tanya Koonce, the WCBU news director, for passing these along. * Sen. Kirk Dillard went after Bruce […]
 
 
Today, the number of Americans who have lost much-needed unemployment insurance reaches 1,600,000. How many more will suffer before Congress comes together to #renewUI?Extending Emergency Unemployment InsuranceU.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) urges the House to pass emergency unemployment insurance and address the jobs emergency facing America through meaningful job creation legislation.
 
 
I know this is starting to sound like a broken social media record, but the national weather service has issued yet another winter weather advisory until 6 am tomorrow morning. Stay safe, warm and enjoy your weekend.
 
 
Congratulations to the Polish Museum of America. For those who’ve never visited, this is your chance to tour a landmark of Chicago’s Polish Community!Photos from Polish Museum of America’s post in Opening of the new First Floor Gift Shop and PRCUA / PMA Entryway
 
 
Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law?  Illinois State Representatives Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) and Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) will be hosting a public seminar covering ‘What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry’.  The seminar will be held on Monday, January 27th, 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, located at 104 North Main Street, Troy, IL 62294.At the seminar, attendees
 
 
The Logan County Highway Department is celebrating a century milestone. Logan County Engineer Bret A. Aukamp said the department had a humble beginning but for the past 100 years has continued to maintain the roads in Logan County. According to …
 
 
This afternoon I was at Danville Area Community College for their legislative lunch along with State Senator Chapin Rose, State Representative Chad Hays and Randy Pollard from Senator Mark Kirk’s office. Thanks to President Jacobs for inviting us to discuss issues important to DACC.
 
 
Today I held a press conference with Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to announce legislation that I am introducing to make Pullman a National Park. Pullman is unique for both its industrial innovation and for being the birthplace of the African American labor movement. This bill is for the Pullman community, where countless residents have worked heroically over decades to preserve and restore this
 
 
Why should Illinois thank Johnny Depp and Christian Bale?Patch.comChristian Bale is a nominee for an Oscar for his role in American Hustle, but Illinois may want to appreciate him more for his roles in Public Enemies and The Dark Knight. The former, starring Bale alongside Johnny Depp (pictured), made the most money …
 
 
Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law?  Illinois State Representatives Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) and Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) will be hosting a public seminar covering ‘What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry’.  The seminar will be held on Monday, January 27th, 6:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, located at 104 North Main Street, Troy, IL 62294.At the seminar, attendees
 
 
ROCKFORD – State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere) is reminding younger residents of a new law giving 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primary elections if they are 18 years old by the general election date. Sosnowski says he hopes young adults will take advantage of the new law by engaging in local, state, and national elections.
 
 
This week, a preview of the Governor’s State of the State address, the first of the medical marijuana guidelines released, plus much more.
 
 
@MikeforIllinois Mike, yr interview will air across Illinois next week on the Illinois Channel. We’ll also post it on FB. Feel free to share
 
 
Pleased to join presidents of @NIUlive and @KishCollege to help students complete degrees and earn higher wages! pic.twitter.com/1XH91PUiH8
 
 
I’m glad to see IDOT has shelved the disruptive Route 34 plan. Over the past several months, I’ve listened to… http://fb.me/2P6jR56dj 
 
 
Addison Park District awarded Agency Showcase Award. A banner day for 39th Senate District park districts!
 
 
My friend @SenatorDan just awarded the outstanding legislator award at IAPD awards luncheon. Congrats Senator Kotowski!
 
 
Today’s the first day of Chicago Restaurant week! https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151898731273693&id=40696488883&stream_ref=10 …
 
 
We need to make Pullman a National Park! READ: http://goo.gl/1TSCyd  #NPforPullman
 
 
At the Illinois Association of Park Districts luncheon, with thousands of other people… pic.twitter.com/xZBUb6Gbvu
 
 
“This bill prevents local tax revenue intended for … Bill 3785 will be considered by the state legislature during the upcoming spring session. For information, contact Beiser’s constituent services office at 618-465-5900.
 
 
#Traffic angst. @IDOT to close part of Route 59 btw Jefferson and NY/Aurora Road from 11 pm Sat. to 4 am Sun in #Naperville.
 
 
Rep. David Leitch honored by Illinois Psychiatric Society for his advocacy on critical mental health issues http://www.davidleitch.org/leitch_honored_by_illinois_psychiatric_society_for_his_advocacy_on_critical_mental_health_issues …
 
 
Oak Park Park District just awarded a Distinguished Accreditation Award. Congrats OPPD! A very prestigious recognition.
 
 
Addison Park District awarded Agency Showcase Award. A banner day for 39th Senate District park districts!
 
 
My friend @SenatorDan just awarded the outstanding legislator award at IAPD awards luncheon. Congrats Senator Kotowski!
 
 
Legislative Update – In this Issue: Drug Testing, State of the State, Concealed Carry in Troy #constantcontact http://conta.cc/1mRKjq2 
 
 
At the Illinois Association of Park Districts luncheon, with thousands of other people… pic.twitter.com/xZBUb6Gbvu
 
 
Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * KMOX asked Gov. Pat Quinn what he plans to say in next week’s State … http://bit.ly/LRCa6H 
 
 
Are you or do you know of a post-9/11 veteran looking for work or a career in the manufacturing sector? If so, then please look at this or forward this flyer. The Veterans Rapid Employment Initiative (VREI) provides an accelerated 2-week program “boot camp” that opens doors to careers in manufacturing. The program is offered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans. More information here:
 
 
To all CDL drivers living in the west and southwest suburbs, please read the below notice from the Illinois Secretary of State regarding the status of CDL drivers licenses. Note the January 30, 2014 deadline. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE · Secretary of State January 24, 2014 Dear Representative Zalewski: The Secretary of State’s Office would like to inform you of the possible canc
 
 
Property taxes go up when values rise? Ok, that’s at least logical. But taxes STILL rising when values fall? That’s wrong. It’s Time to look into THAT equation. Read on please. Franks wants to take property tax reform issue straight to voterswww.rebootillinois.comBack in 1991, Illinois lawmakers passed a “tax cap” that aimed to slow the then-rapid increase of property taxes. The law capped propert
 
 
On Thursday, January 30, Representative Sandack and I will be hosting another veterans outreach event at the Naperville VFW.Attention Veterans: Stand Up And Be Counted January 30www.darlenesenger.orgIllinois House District 41
 
 
Come show your support tomorrow from 10 a.m.-1p.m. We will be making phone calls and canvassing the 26th district at my new Campaign Office located at 900 E. 47th Street.
 
 
Just received the following letter from Secretary Jesse White regarding the cancellation of CDL holders as of January 30, 2014. Please pass this on to anyone you may know who has a CDL so they can make sure they have fulfilled the requirements to retain their license. Thank you!
 
 
Congrats to Sugar Mama Bakery – celebrating one year of successful business downtown and a new, Uptown location!
 
 
FYI–Leader Radogno will be holding a media availability at 1:00 pm in her office on the 16th floor of the Thompson Center in Chicago to preview the upcoming State of the State address and legislative session.
 
 
Congratulations to Stella’s Place! A new gaming café that just opened in Melrose Park. Please stop in and visit this new business in our community.
 
 
#Congress to get bill Monday to create #Pullman National Park http://tinyurl.com/ps5xsqs 
 
 
Proud to lead #transparency & #OpenGov efforts. Ranked @govtrack’s 3rd most transparent Member in Congress! http://bit.ly/1d0JCCk 
 
 
This morning, I spoke with commuters at the Schaumburg Metra station about the current reduction of transit benefits http://1.usa.gov/1eLWd0f 
 
 
1.6 million have lost unemployment benefits, including constituents I met with this week. GOP: time for action NOW. #1million600K.
 
 
I have introduced a resolution honoring Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme: Faith, Knowledge and Service. http://goo.gl/nj7hfD 
 
 
It’s 1:06 on the day that the number of Americans losing their much-needed UI hits #1million600k #renewUI pic.twitter.com/h15wpS4IEf
 
 
Today, the number of Americans who have lost much-needed UI reaches #1million600k. Congress must #renewUI ASAP. pic.twitter.com/VsUYdNo2Oa
 
 
Hoy, el número de personas perdiendo sus beneficios de desempleo alcanza 1.6 millones. No podemos perder un minuto más. #renewUI #Latism
 
 
As of today 95,575 people in IL lost much needed Unemployment Insurance. We need action now #RenewUI pic.twitter.com/u70XrRMG0i
 
 
Today, the number of Americans who have lost much-needed UI reaches #1million600k. How many more will suffer before Congress will #renewUI?
 
 
Today, more than #1million600k Americans have lost their Unemployment Insurance because the House GOP won’t renew… http://fb.me/2JRfLDOCv 
 
 
Saying that Chicago Public Schools needs all of the support it can get, State Rep. Maria “Toni” Berrios has introduced a bill in the Illinois General …
 
 
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (AP) – An Illinois lawmaker is working with the Illinois High School Association to come up with rules on full-speed tackling during summer football practices.
 
 
Is the village of Riverside so important to world culture that it deserves designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? On Jan. 16, the Riverside village board gave its blessing to one of the village’s residents to find out. http://bit.ly/1e1DKxtRiverside to seek UNESCO site statuswww.rblandmark.comPaul Stack, a local attorney and former village president, admitted his proposal was “a pretty
 
 
According to seasonally adjusted data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the state’s unemployment rate dropped for the fourth month in a row, reaching 8.6 percent in December.
 
 
* From a press release… The Illinois State Board of Education today called on lawmakers and the Governor to invest in students and the state’s economic future by changing their budgeting focus to increase the state’s share of funding for education. In order for Illinois to remain competitive nationally and internationally, Board members contend the state […]
 
 
* Not that it really matters, but David Earl Williams III and Susanne Atanus are the Republican candidates vying to get clobbered by Congresscritter Jan Schakowsky this fall. Each of them have their, shall we say, idiosyncrasies. Daily Herald… “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes […]
 
 
Mary Ann Ahern, reporter for NBC Chicago, investigated priest sex scandals 20 years ago. These reports recently resurfaced as the files were released. Hear what Ahern believes should be done the information and how she discovered Mayor Richard M. Daley’s name in one file. NBC 5 Reporter Mary Ann Ahern live in the Allstate Showcase Studio. (WGN Radio)
 
 
Restaurateurs throughout the state are encouraged to submit memorabilia, artifacts, photos and more by contacting IRACentennial@gmail.com. In addition, the IRA will feature historic restaurant profiles and contests all year via its Facebook and Twitter …
 
 
Officials gathered Friday to announce new legislation to create the Pullman National Historical Park on the city’s South Side.
 
 
State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, plans to introduce legislation that would protect Illinois gun owners from a major delay by Illinois State Police in processing Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card renewals. Currently, state police have 30 days to process FOID renewal applications. Unfortunately, Barickman said, many Illinoisans each year have had their FOID cards expire before state
 
 
Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in the area of complex personal injury and wrongful death …
 
 
Governor Quinn Speaks at Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn attends the 24th Annual PUSH Excel Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. From: GovernorQuinn Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:21 More in News & Politics
 
 
A sneak peek at my upcoming Sunday column — who’s giving big money to gubernatorial candidates. VIDEO: http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/79013548/Rauner-ahead-of-GOP-rivals-in-money-race … @TribVideo
 
 
Capitol Fax #twill Reopen Tamms?: * WSIL TV asked the four GOP candidates where they stook on reopening the sh… http://bit.ly/1e1mQ1Y 
 
 
Capitol Fax #twill Not great, not even good: * Politico looks back at an attempt during the Great Depression t… http://bit.ly/LQQGLN 
 
 
IDOT is looking for ways to spruce up the MacArthur Boulevard corridor–and they want your input. What improvements would you like to see on this busy road? Public Input Sought for MacArthur Improvementswics.comTraffic signals? Sidewalks? Drainage? What do you think needs improvement on MacArthur Boulevard?The
 
 
Be sure to check out the Courier tomorrow for more details on the 2011 Lincoln Police misconduct that led to the civil rights lawsuit that the City is now facing in U.S. District Court. While the 32-page internal investigation does not reveal what, if any, disciplinary actions were taken as a result of the incident, it does offer quite a bit of insight into what happened that day.
 
 
The board tapped Dr. John Jay Shannon.
 
 
The Secretary of State’s Office would like to inform you of the possible cancellation of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) that will take effect in late February, 2014. Per federal regulation, beginning January 30, 2012, but no later than January 30, 2014, all existing CDL holders must visit a SOS CDL facility and declare which one of four categories of driving in which they engage. If the dr
 
 
Received this information about the possible cancellations of commercial driver’s licenses this morning. Please pass on to anyone you know who might be affected by these changes: January 24, 2014 Dear Representative Ives: The Secretary of State’s Office would like to inform you of the possible cancellation of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) that will take effect in late February, 2014. Per
 
 
Are you or do you know of a post-9/11 veteran looking for work or a career in the manufacturing sector? If so, then please look at this or forward this flyer. The Veterans Rapid Employment Initiative (VREI) provides an accelerated 2-week program “boot camp” that opens doors to careers in manufacturing. The program is offered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans. More information here:
 
 
We all know how powerful a letter of personal recommendation can be. Would you be willing to share a letter of recommendation? Please spread the word about my campaign and objectives by downloading and distributing my campaign letter – which is available at http://www.balkema.org/letter_campaign – to your friends, family, and neighbors. Feel free to personalize this letter to make it your own.
 
 
Public trust in government was at an appalling low last year – in the single digits according to some polls. That deficit of trust makes it impossible to lead and govern effectively. In order to regain the public’s trust we must be transparent and accountable in everything we do. I am proud to lead transparency efforts in Congress, earning my ranking as the 3rd most transparent Representative! Cli
 
 
On Thursday, January 30, Representative Sandack and I will be hosting another veterans outreach event at the Naperville VFW.Attention Veterans: Stand Up And Be Counted January 30www.darlenesenger.orgIllinois House District 41
 
 
Last night’s debate showed that I’m the only candidate willing to take bold initiatives, like repealing the income tax increase, and that I can win the election just like I won the debate: by clearly stating my ideas and vision for our state. IL Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate 2014Downstate Debate to be broadcast statewide by Illinois Public Broadcasters live from the WTVP Studios. The fou
 
 
Check out our preview of the Governor’s State of the State Address, the Comptroller’s breakdown of state spending… http://fb.me/6pOTExDn2 
 
 
More information can be found here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/CDL/cdl.html#medical …
 
 
CDL holders must declare a driving category and file a med. cert. with the Secretary of State’s office by 1/30 or face license cancellation.
 
 
Very honored to join the Chicago @whitesox as a Team Ambassador – http://atmlb.com/1mPUATC  #WhiteSox
 
 
#Illinois govts raise #property #taxes w impunity. It’s time to let them know what you think http://goo.gl/R28fwP  @nwherald @KevinCraver
 
 
Caucus Blog: Illinois’ Job Forecast Worst in the Nation http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2014/01/illinois-job-forecast-worst-in-nation.html?spref=tw …
 
 
Starting BFR Commission Mtg. More efforts to fund what works, get rid of what doesn’t. #BFR #spendingreform pic.twitter.com/1OvSWCzUEc
 
 
Check out our preview of the Governor’s State of the State Address, the Comptroller’s breakdown of state spending and more in this week’s edition of Capitol Connection. Don’t forget to subscribe and share this link with your friends! Here’s the link where you can subscribe: http://www.senategop.state.il.us/Subscribe.aspxStatewide Capitol Connection : State-of-the-State, Tax Filing, Medical Marij
 
 
Northshore University Healthsystem in Evanston needs a FT Senior Applications Analyst; Visit http://www.northshore.org  for info #joboftheday
 
 
It’s Time … for a real discussion about how & why real estate taxes still increase when property values… http://fb.me/2k3No10Zl 
 
 
Property taxes go up when values rise? Ok, that’s at least logical. But taxes STILL rising when values fall?… http://fb.me/2A95cFFWN 
 
 
Thanks to all who came out for our Rockit fundraiser last night! We had a great turnout!
 
 
When values go up, property taxes go up. But when values go down … taxes STILL rise!? It’s Time for that to change! http://www.rebootillinois.com/Opinion/franks-wants-to-take-property-tax-reform-issue-straight-to-voters-11724?utm_source=email&utm_medium=reboot-opinion-taxes&utm_campaign=franks-wants-to-take-property-tax-reform-issue-straight-to-voters-1%2F24%2F2014 …
 
 
Proud to work w/ @RepJackFranks #Illinois govts raise #property #taxes w impunity. It’s Time … for your opinion! http://goo.gl/R28fwP 
 
 
Come show your support tomorrow from 10 a.m.-1p.m. We will be making phone calls and canvassing the 26th district at my new Campaign Office located at 900 E. 47th Street.
 
 
ABC7Chicago.comJail boot camp abolishment in Cook County sought by Illinois representativesABC7Chicago.comThe Chicago Sun-Times reports the measure is being co-sponsored by state Rep. Dennis Reboletti and Rep. Michael Zalewski. Reboletti is a Republican from Elmhurst and Zalewski is a Riverside Democrat. A state law created the boot camp in 1996, but …2 legislators plan to co-sponsor bill to abo
 
 
Illinois ranked among best and Iowa among worst for highway safety lawsWQAD.com — Quad Cities News & Weather from WQADA new report says Iowa has a long way to go to improve highway safety laws, and that Illinois is among states with the best traffic safety laws. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released its annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. The report …
 
 
By Tim Baffoe- (CBS) Rick Rolling a press conference. Twerking. Switching to a 3-4 defense. These were all things former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith would be found doing before he would agree to let his team participate in HBO’s annual chronicling of an NFL training camp, “Hard Knocks.” The Lovie Era Bears were the epitome of clandestine. It was almost as if you could hear the inner monologue
 
 
Bob is headed to the Metro East next week to talk gambling, as noted in this AP piece: http://ow.ly/sTDqd 
 
 
On Tuesday, January 21st, I participated in a town hall meeting in Wheeling with Representative Carol Sente. I enjoyed discussing some of the major issues facing our state. Thank you to all who braved the cold to come participate. A special thanks to the Village of Wheeling and Village President Dean Argiris for hosting us.
 
 
This afternoon I am shadowing a female union worker in Rockford as part of the “walk a day in my shoes” initiative celebrating the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Thank you IBEW 364 for showing me the ropes, and thank you Lilly for fighting for equal pay!
 
 
In conjunction with Made in Illinois, We have introduced Made in Chicago! Funded by Illinois Manufacturing… http://fb.me/2gLvWJfgz 
 
 
Medical marijuana worries some aldermen, but as @AldermanBurnett notes: the illegal pot trade is already booming! http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/25138717-418/aldermen-bemoan-lack-of-control-over-medical-marijuana-dispensaries.html …
 
 
Our look at last night’s GOP debate. http://illinoisissuesblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/republican-candidates-retract-their.html …
 
 
Fair warning: You’re going to need a little extra time to read Sunday’s paper.
 
 
* WSIL TV asked the four GOP candidates where they stook on reopening the shuttered Tamms supermax prison… One of the republican candidates for governor is pledging to reopen Tamms Prison. Kirk Dillard’s running mate was in Murphysboro Thursday to talk about that idea. We were there to ask a few more questions of Lieutenant Governor […]
 
 
* Politico looks back at an attempt during the Great Depression to rank the nation’s states from best to worst… In 1931, H.L. Mencken and his fellow editor at the American Mercury, Charles Angoff, wondered the same thing. In a three-part series the magazine called “The Worst American State,” the pair compiled dozens of rankings of […]
 
 
SPRINGFIELD — The cost of attending a four-year university is rising faster for public institutions than private ones, private college representatives said.
 
 
On #WNTA 1330AM #Rockford radio Live now with Ken DeCoster. #Twill
 
 
115th Dist State Rep. Cand. Bill Kilquist at 7:20 and Travis Akin of I-Law at 8:20am.
 
 
JoAnn Geppert (right) is pictured with Patsie Hopkins and State Rep. Jerry Costello II at in the district office in Red Bud. (Kermit Constantine photo) Though local governments are ever-changing, one constant over the past nearly 21 years was the 116th legislative district’s office manager, JoAnn Geppert. Geppert has worked for the 116th district since 1992 and just retired at the end of 2013. In
 
 
It’s become a routine complaint in Des Plaines. City crews come in and wipe a block of all its ash trees, leaving residents wondering why they had to be cut down.
 
 
The Illinois prison director’s chief of staff approved the hiring of a former gang member to a six-figure corrections job last year — one day after the agency’s own background screening determined he was ineligible. The latest follow-up to our #Watchdogs report: http://suntm.es/1caC1Wg
 
 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants the city to submit a unified bid for President Barack Obama’s presidential library.
 
 
I’ll be there February 10th: http://ow.ly/sSWga  #IL40 #twill
 
 
Candidates, however unlikely, with ideas this extreme help support the idea that Republicans are out of touch. This makes it harder for the rest of us to champion the very valid policies of a free market economy and smaller government. She should go. Illinois Republican leaders call on candidate to withdraw from GOP Primary – Illinois Reviewillinoisreview.typepad.comFollowing bizare comments made
 
 
Would you be willing to share a letter of recommendation? MORE: https://www.facebook.com/BalkemaForCongress/posts/676104199116771 …
 
 
We need real job growth. Now. MT@whpresscorps: After 5 Yrs Of Obamanomics, Record 100 Million Americans Not Working http://onforb.es/1mP7DVg 
 
 
Mark your calendars, and Ask Me Anything on Thursday, January 30th: http://www.reddit.com/r/chicago/comments/1w068g/state_representative_candidate_will_guzzardi_ama/ …
 
 
Yesterday, I was proud to work with my Illinois colleagues to introduce a bill that would bring fairness to how the Federal Emergency Management Agency gets aid to rural communities following a disaster. Currently, many small towns don’t get the relief they need after a disaster due to an unfair and arbitrary formula that puts many towns in the Sixteenth District at a disadvantage. Our bill fixes
 
 
Yesterday, I introduced HB 4273 because local taxing bodies need to hear from you. Constantly skyrocketing property taxes are unacceptable and need to reigned in. The following article in today’s Northwest Herald has more information on how this bill will help do that. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.Statewide advisory referendum on property tax relief soughtwww.nwherald.comState Rep. Jack
 
 
Two legislators are seeking to shut down Cook County’s boot camp, pointing to a Chicago Sun-Times investigation that showed hundreds of violent felons were improperly sentenced to the program. State Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst, said Thursday that he and Rep. Michael Zalewski, D-Riverside, will co-sponsor a bill to abolish the boot camp, formally called the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Ce
 
 
Are you in the know? Here is today’s edition, featuring guest host Rep. Barb Wheeler and the municipality of Wauconda: http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2014/01/red-light-cameras-winter-weather-flu.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InTheKnowIllinois+%28In+The+Know+Illinois%29
 
 
I saw in the Pantagraph today that Fairbury exceeded their goal to grow the Fairbury Community Fund. Great news! And my thanks to all of the people and businesses that chipped in!
 
 
Bob is headed to the Metro East next week to talk gambling, as noted in this AP piece.Hearing scheduled on expanded Illinois gamblingwww.whbf.comThe lawmaker seeking approval for expanded gambling in Illinois will conduct several hearings to get public input.
 
 
With the continued cold and drifting snow, here are a couple of warm things to do. Carlock Elementary is hosting a spaghetti supper tonight starting at 5:30. And tomorrow morning is the annual Lexington American Legion sausage and pancake breakfast.
 
 
State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is opening her district office to assist individuals submitting concealed carry applications online since the Illinois State Police are not accepting paper applications at this time. In a release Tuesday, Rezin explained she …
 
 
You talking to me? GOP candidates for IL turn to party faithfulWatchdog.org“I am not a Republican with horns and a tail,” state treasurer and candidate Dan Rutherford said, trying to appeal to Democrats and Independents. SAY WHAT? Reporters listen to the GOP candidates explain their positions. Rutherford said even …
 
 
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* Winners and losers in last night’s gubernatorial debate? If you missed it, you can watch it right here… You can also read through the 250+ CapitolFax.com comments by clicking here.
 
 
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Republican officials are calling for a Chicago-area congressional candidate to leave the GOP race after she …
 
 
To all CDL drivers living in the west and southwest suburbs, please read the below notice from the Illinois Secretary of State regarding the status of CDL drivers licenses. Note the January 30, 2014 deadline. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE · Secretary of State January 24, 2014 Dear Representative Zalewski: The Secretary of State’s Office would like to inform you of the possibl
 
 
At a House of Representatives hearing in Chicago this week, legislators heard testimony and reviewed the Medicaid 1115 waiver that the Quinn administration is pursuing with the federal government to make significant changes to the state’s Medicaid program over the next 5 years.  Section 1115 waivers allow states to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules.   State Rep
 
 
CDL holders must declare a driving category and file a med. cert. with the Secretary of State’s office by 1/30 or face license cancellation.
 
 
More information can be found here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/CDL/cdl.html#medical …
 
 
On Tuesday, January 21st, I participated in a town hall meeting in Wheeling with Representative Carol Sente… http://repnekritz.org/?p=689 
 
 
Illinois Department of Transportation operations engineer Bruce Hucker said old portions of Interstate 80 that haven’t been resurfaced are taking a …
 
 
Director of Trial Advocacy Steve Beckett 1/24/2014: Play now!Director of Trial Advocacy Steve Beckett is back in the hot seat to answer some of Dave and Elizabeth’s burning questions. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” Download now!
 
 
IDOC hired ex-gang member despite review that found him “not eligible” – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/25114783-418/idoc-hired-ex-gang-member-despite-review-that-found-him-not-eligible.html … via @suntimes
 
 
‘Naperville Chamber Hires President & CEO’ by @WDCBNews @naperchamber #napervillebusiness #chamberleader https://soundcloud.com/wdcbnews/naperville-chamber-hires?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter …
 
 
At the Dancing Marlin last night to support Laurie Summers for Will County Treasurer. pic.twitter.com/KuURguQUMl
 
 
Stopping by Healthcare Financial Mngt. Assoc. breakfast in East Peoria
 
 
I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album “Royal Lakes Grant Announcement | January 23, 2014” http://fb.me/2ZtvuPQYf 
 
 
We are seeking nominations for the “Leaders Among Us” awards presented annually to outstanding people by The Southern Illinoisan and Southern Business Journal.
 
 
State regulators say they still aren’t sure what kind of gas sickened dozens of students and teachers at a northern Illinois school.
 
 
 In an appearance before the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday, a UI economist offered a gloomy forecast for the state. “Illinois is still in a bad place,” said Richard Dye of the UI’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs. CHICAGO — In an appearance before the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday, a UI economist offered a gloomy forecast for
 
 
Congressman John Shimkus 1/24/2014: Play now!Congressman John Shimkus joins Dave and Elizabeth in the studio. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” Download now!
 
 
Going to college is alarmingly expensive these days. It seems like costs continually increase & outstrip… http://fb.me/2YhLPzrQZ 
 
 
Get “In the Know” on Red light cameras, winter weather, flu cases and more! http://goo.gl/fb/2fZXZ 
 
 
At the Dancing Marlin last night to support Laurie Summers for Will County Treasurer. pic.twitter.com/KuURguQUMl
 
 
IDOC hired ex-gang member despite review that found him “not eligible” – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/25114783-418/idoc-hired-ex-gang-member-despite-review-that-found-him-not-eligible.html … via @suntimes
 
 
I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album “Royal Lakes Grant Announcement | January 23, 2014” http://fb.me/2ZtvuPQYf 
 
 
Yesterday we also announced the release of a $100,000 grant to continue repairs on the Macoupin County… http://fb.me/6qcj7gDQr