All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Dimke: ‘I’m not going to retire’

    From Tim Dimke Executive Director, Rockford Park District It is very interesting as to how (the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) now say they got that number, $220,000. He says it is was “projected” and “approximately” and “about”...

    • Posted April 26, 2015
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    IMRF responds: Pay spiking against the rules

    From Louis Kosiba Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund I would like to address several issues and questions you raised in your recent editorial [April 22 issue, “Rockford Park District deserves better”. The Rockford Park District was...

    • Posted April 26, 2015
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    Bill limits automated license plate readers

    By Mark Fitton Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD — A bill to regulate what police can do with information gathered by automated license plate readers and how long they can keep that information passed the Illinois House on...

    • Posted April 25, 2015
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    Private uni’s subject to FOIA says House

    Staff Report Police records on private college campuses must be open to requests through the Freedom of Information Act under a measure that passed the House Friday. House Bill 3932 provides that police on private campuses must...

    • Posted April 25, 2015
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    Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?

    By Representatives Chris Taylor and Gordon Hintz Wisconsin State Legislature As former Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson once said, “The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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    State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org Despite passage of a measure to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense, there are concerns about the bill’s changes to standards of driving...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • Marijuana
    Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine

    By Mark Fitton Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD — A bill that cleared the Illinois House on Thursday by a bipartisan 62-53 vote would put possession of small amounts of marijuana on par with traffic tickets. The proposal...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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    Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration

    By Mark Fitton Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD — By a vote of 57-1, the Illinois Senate on Wednesday authorized additional fund transfers to restore $26 million in cuts made to human service programs on Good Friday. The...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • Red-light
    Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House

    By Mark Fitton Illinois News Network SPRINGFIELD — A bill to greatly reduce the number of red light cameras in Illinois rolled through the state House on Wednesday. After about an hour of debate, Rep. David McSweeney’s...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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    State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org There’s another deal to fund the current fiscal year making it through the General Assembly funding various programs that recently saw grant dollars suspended. The new deal comes after some lawmakers found...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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