Red light camera tickets a hot mess in Chicago

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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BY BRADY CREMEENS | Special to Watchdog.org
CHICAGO — A substantial city revenue source has come under fire this week as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 9,000 drivers would be allowed to contest tickets they received from red light cameras.
Since 2007, the city of Chicago has issued more than four million tickets via red light camera, [...]

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Quinn expands Clean Water Initiative

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Brady Cremeens
Illinois News Network
7/24/14
OAK LAWN — Municipalities looking to address flooding issues and clean up drinking water have expanded access to resources as a result of the expansion of the Clean Water Initiative – a government-funded program created in 2012.
On Wednesday, Quinn signed legislation that makes local stormwater management and treatment projects available for added [...]

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Tea partyer appears ready to officially take on GOP’s Lee Terry

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Nebraska, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Congressman Lee Terry (R)

If Chip Maxwell sounds happy, Team Ashford must be beaming.

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Quinn touts spending cuts, Republicans push back

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

By Brady Cremeens
Illinois News Network
CHICAGO — Gov. Quinn this week announced the amount of Illinois’ unpaid bills has decreased in the past few years. Meanwhile, State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R – Rockford, says without including the state’s pension liabilities, the numbers are misleading.
Boasting a  nearly $6 billion reduction in bill backlog, the governor lauded “tough [...]

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Finally some good economic news for the Prairie State

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

By Brady Cremeens
Illinois News Network
SPRINGFIELD — According to projections made by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, FRBP, Illinois is expected to have the largest economic growth in the Midwest over the next six months.
The FRBP produces leading indexes for each of the 50 states. These indexes are calculated on a monthly basis and used [...]

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Another Illinois business finds Indiana an attractive draw

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

By Brady Cremeens
Illinois News Network
MARKHAM— Businesses in Illinois are having a hard time resisting the strong draw of Indiana’s business climate.
Citing kinder tax and regulatory codes, one Illinois businesses is packing up shop for Illinois’ eastern neighbor state.
Bryce Welty is the president of Superior Truss and Panels — a company that bills itself as “America’s [...]

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