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[7 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* This new lawsuit sounds interesting…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, construction workers have the highest rate of opioid-related overdoses compared to any other occupation in the country. The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters lost two of its members in the last couple months. [Gary Perinar], who heads the union, said the problems are […]

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[7 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* This isn’t a major story or anything, but I never noticed before that JB Pritzker changed the way he punctuated his name when he ran for governor. From Vince Gerasole…
When Pritzker introduced himself to voters ahead of the 2018 election, he invited them to call him by name. He even spelled it out in […]

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[7 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Yesterday, the Legislative Ethics Commission (LEC) held its monthly meeting and took the final steps to recommend the appointment of Judge Carol Pope to the position of Legislative Inspector General (LIG), effective March 1, 2019. Following the selection of Judge Pope in December, Acting Legislative Inspector General Porter, Judge Pope and the LEC […]

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[7 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Pantagraph…
The Dwight Planning Commission will consider an annexation agreement later this month that could be the first step in bringing a federal detention center for illegal immigrants to the Livingston County village. […]
Immigration Centers of America, headquartered in Richmond, Va., has contacted village officials about an 88-acre parcel of land near Interstate 55 and […]

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[7 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]

* And neither one of them is in favor with the governing party…

Two policy groups are putting forth solutions to solve the state’s money woes ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s first budget address.
Pritzker is due to present his budget on Feb. 20. He faces a $2.8 billion budget deficit, nearly $8 billion in backlogged bills and […]

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[29 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* At least temporarily, anyway…

How dare the FBI record a lawyer in his office?! Attorney-Client privilege is dead! #twill https://t.co/oW1c4hp0S2
— Speaker Michael J. Trump (@RadicalCandorIL) January 29, 2019

I feel very badly for Ed Burke. “Justice” took a simple Burger King shakedown and is applying tremendous pressure on him. But unlike the rat […]

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[29 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* I already went through this story with subscribers today, so I’ll just let that stand and hit some of the high points here. But make sure you read the whole thing…
The FBI secretly recorded Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan trying to get business for his private law firm from a developer brought to […]

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
As Gov. JB Pritzker takes the helm in Illinois, horsemen throughout the state, are urging his administration to include horse racing and its enormous contribution to the agribusiness industry when they explore new avenues to expand gaming.
“With more than $1 billion in contributions to the agribusiness economy of our state, horse racing must […]

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* From the BND this week…
“There’s a lot of opportunity in . . . turning East St. Louis into a logistics and transportation hub, but we’ve got to make the right kind infrastructure investments to make that happen,” Pritzker said.
* If he’s talking about emulating Will County’s Intermodal, maybe he should read this New Republic […]

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[17 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, Governor JB Pritzker made the following personnel announcements in his administration:
Sol Flores will serve as Deputy Governor. Flores is the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness. Flores built La Casa Norte from two employees […]