Illinois city official pushes minimum wage increase, but not right-to-work

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Illinois, Jobs + Growth, Local Government  /  No Comments


By Benjamin Yount
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield Alderman Sam Cahnman is the latest to pitch a plan that would have the city raise its minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 an hour. He’s less sure about listening to local voters who may want to see Springfield, or Sangamon County, become a right-to-work zone.
“My job as an alderman is […]

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Rauner, Democratic leaders shake hands and make law

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments


By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Thursday sent a roughly $1.6 billion budget patch to Gov. Bruce Rauner so the state can limp through the rest of its fiscal year.
By votes of 32-26 with one member not voting, the Senate approved a pair of bills that are the result […]

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Panel weighs municipal bankruptcy; other options available, some witnesses say

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments


Municipal bankruptcy is something the state has to consider, says state Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downer’s Grove.

By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — Do Illinois cities need the option of filing bankruptcy?
It’s something the state has to consider, says state Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downer’s Grove.
Sandack, a former mayor, is sponsoring House Bill 298, which would […]

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Late and expensive no reason to stop Illinois’ Amtrak support

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments


Buy a ticket for an Amtrak train in Illinois, and your chances of being late are one in three. There’s also a good chance the train is half empty.

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Lawmaker says license plate readers a privacy threat

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Illinois, Uncategorized  /  No Comments


State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, has sponsored HB 3289, would limit government use of automated license plate readers.

By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — Imagine a police officer, other government official or even a private vendor typing in your license plate number and finding out where you’ve driven for the last year.
Within keystrokes, that […]

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Election mandates probably leading to lawsuit in Illinois

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Illinois, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments


Blame Aaron Schock for Illinois’ next legal spanking from the U.S Justice Department.

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