A key Chicago-area planning agency on Thursday agreed to keep the Illiana Tollway as part of the region’s long-range transportation plan despite strong opposition that it would be an overly costly “road to nowhere.”
As it did last year, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee rejected opponents’ arguments and voted to keep the tollway in the updated Go To 2040 plan, which outlines about $360 billion in land use and transportation spending between now and 2040 in northeast Illinois.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Governor, illiana
With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014.
The ongoing assaults in other states on women in health care, in the workplace and in government are escalating with each passing day. These attacks include: attempts to de-fund and shut down Planned Parenthood; forced ultrasounds before a woman can obtain an abortion; requiring insurance companies to refuse coverage for birth control and abortion; outright refusal to give rape victims information about emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms following an assault; the lack of equal pay laws coupled with no family medical leave; and legislation to make abortion illegal, unsafe and unavailable to millions of women. These are just some of the horrible circumstances now a reality in other states where anti-woman Governors rule. Think of the nightmares that are Rick Perry's Texas or Scott Walker's Wisconsin and you'll get the picture.
Categories: State Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, 2014 Elections
IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released by the GOP governor hopeful shows.
One reason behind that sharp discount is that Rauner took advantage of a strategy that yielded big tax savings on his share of investment fees paid to his private equity firm, GTCR. That strategy is allowed under tax rules but has come under IRS scrutiny.
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Governor, 2014 Elections, Bruce Rauner
Illinois residents will be able to register to vote on Election Day, have more time to vote early and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early under a plan signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Supporters wanted a trial run with the new rules, so the law only applies to the elections in November, with the goal of expanding it later.
Quinn called the plan critical to a democracy and said he wanted to make voting “as easy as possible.”
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Voter Registration, Voting Laws, 2014 Elections
Saturday, July 19th
from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Teamsters Local 710 Hall is located at 9000 187th St, Mokena, IL 60448.