- Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?
- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
- State Roundup: GOMB Director won’t support borrowing
- Economists: pros, cons to raising the state fuel tax
- ‘Hogs fall just shy of Midwest title
- Fork and Stein Urban Gourmet delivers beer infused delicacies to Rockford
Is our State Rep. Jim Sacia (R-89) being transparent when he urges a federal agency to ignore IEPA regulations? (IEPA 401 permit for Traditions Mega-dairy, Jo Daviess County). Is our state representative being transparent when he allows $6 million in new debt without a referendum? (Millrace, Stephenson County.) And now, our state representative proposes a bill that helps keep more secrets. H.B. 5143 would make it a felony to create or even possess a recording of occurrences at a livestock facility. Never mind that such recordings have exposed cases of gross animal abuse (broken bones, rotting eyes, no veterinary treatment, etc.). Apparently, that kind of illumination is counter to our state representative.
From the Feb. 22-28, 2012, issue