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[31 May 2014 | One Comment | ]

Christine Adamski said she was surprised last week when she received a citation in the mail for a comment she made on Facebook, but she also knew immediately she wasn’t going to pay it.

 
Adamski, 25, opened the $50 ticket from the Will County Forest Preserve District last week and read the letter alleging she had used a dog park without a proper permit.
The citation arrived at her Bolingbrook home with a letter explaining the ticket, an application for a dog park permit as well as a copy of her social …

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

The House approved more than $1 billion in capital construction spending, the bulk of which would be spent by the Illinois Department of Transportation on “shovel ready” projects.

 
House Bill 3794 calls for $1.1 billion in construction spending, $1 billion of which would go to road and bridge projects included in IDOT’s 5-year plan. The bill does not list the projects because they would be determined by IDOT, but sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo said that the department plans to prioritize projects that are ready to go during the summer construction season. The …

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

* The state shut down Tinley Park Mental Health Center on June 30, 2012. But the state kept paying a lease on its postage meter for almost another year, according to a new Auditor General’s report. That shows the state probably didn’t have its act together when it closed the facility.
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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

* Bruce Rauner’s campaign hasn’t issued any official statements or press releases all week. Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign had a bit of fun today with Rauner’s silence via their own press release…
EXCLUSIVE: A Detailed Day-by-Day Recap of Billionaire Bruce Rauner’s Week of Courage, Ideas, and Transparency
CHICAGO – With yet ANOTHER of his shady […]

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

* Meh…
A bid to expand gambling in Illinois appears dead for the spring’s legislative session after the south suburban lawmaker pushing the measure announced Friday he won’t call the bill for a vote.
“The time was not right to build the support needed for the bill to pass the Illinois House and Senate and be […]

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

* This headline is completely, utterly bogus…
Audit: $12.3M in Illinois Medicaid benefits paid to dead people
First of all, Medicaid doesn’t pay patients. Medicaid pays providers. And that’s just what happened here, which you’ll finally see after you scroll down several paragraphs…
The vast majority of the overpayments — $11.4 million — went to managed care […]

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

* Rep. Derrick Smith’s attorney Vic Henderson went after the federal prosecutor’s case during yesterday’s opening arguments…
The [FBI] mole was someone who was “down on his luck — he always needed money, always needed a place to stay,” Henderson said. “Because Derrick was a kind-hearted guy, he tried to help out.”
But the mole tricked both […]

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[30 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Someone get Mark Brown of the Chicago Sun-Times a map and a compass, because he seems lost and confused: For three years, Gov. Pat Quinn dodged, sidestepped and generally avoided saying what he would do when the “temporary” state income tax increase he signed into law in 2011 expired in 2015.   What I never heard Quinn do, and that’s because he never did, was promise he wouldn’t seek to make the tax increase permanent when the time came. He…

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