Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 2 hours 19 minutes ago.
An online transparency bill inspired by the shocking Rita Crundwell corruption scandal that cost Dixon, Ill. taxpayers more than $53 million will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2015. House Bill 5503, introduced by state Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, will requir...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 4 hours 17 minutes ago.
Perusing Gov. Pat Quinn’s website, one can easily find calls for increasing Illinois’ minimum wage to $10 from $8.25. Just a few clicks away is an application to work for the governor, full time: for free. If Quinn did what he says he wants every Illi...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 5 hours 3 minutes ago.
* Mayor Rahm Emanuel explains why he signed off on a school budget that uses 14 months of revenue for twelve months of spending… He argued that he had no choice when Illinois ranks 50th among 50 states in school funding and Chicago Public Schools ha...
Posted by neuropathology blog 5 hours 9 minutes ago.
Margaret Lock, PhDThe next in our Best of the Month series comes from January 16, 2014:  Professor Margaret Lock supplies an ethnographic account of Alzheimer disease in her recent book, The Alzheimer Conundrum. Lock furnishes a comprehensive d...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 5 hours 45 minutes ago.
* AFSCME has responded to Senate President John Cullerton’s new pension reform idea, which is outlined here. From Council 31…The latest pension-cutting concept outlined by Senate President John Cullerton looks like extortion—both unconstitu...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 5 hours 47 minutes ago.
* Sun-Times… The not-for-profit group that oversees high school sports in Illinois should be subject to state open-records law because it “performs a governmental function” and generates income “from events involving predominantly public schoo...

Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 6 hours 40 minutes ago.
* FLOTUS… “Gov. Quinn has been a great friend and a fantastic partner in our work on military families, she said. “And I’m looking forward to doing more work with you in the years to come, because I’m going to be voting for this man. And we...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 6 hours 46 minutes ago.
* April 14, 2011… The Illinois Medicaid agency recently cut costs by moving numerous medications, including several anti-psychotics, to a non-preferred list. Some mental health advocates are saying the agency’s action will come at a high price for...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 7 hours 4 minutes ago.
* From Illinois Public Radio…As Gov. Pat Quinn battles a lawsuit accusing his administration of political hiring, the state watchdog charged with investigating ethics violations is asking to get involved. Confidentiality restrictions prevent the Ins...
Posted by Five O'Clock Blogger 7 hours 38 minutes ago.
Popular free theme Adelle has a lot more to offer than its signature pink dots, as these five bloggers show us.
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 8 hours 3 minutes ago.
* Phil Bradley… Instant Responders Driving up to Chicago we were the car behind the semi which slammed into a line of stopped cars, killing four people, including a young girl, and injured others. Had we been in front of him rather than behind, i am...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 8 hours 19 minutes ago.
* After snidely whacking the “conservative savants” on his own newspaper’s editorial board, the Tribune’s always thoughtful John McCarron turns to Senate President John Cullerton for answers about how to deal with pension reform go...

Posted by Springfield Moms 8 hours 38 minutes ago.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC), Community Blood Services of Illinois (CBSI) and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) are issuing a call to prospective blood donors regarding the immediate need for donations to ensure the Blood...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 8 hours 40 minutes ago.
* From Gov. Pat Quinn… “Like so many Americans, I am deeply concerned about the welfare of the unaccompanied children who cross our nation’s southern border – especially those escaping violence, abuse, abandonment and human trafficking. “Las...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 8 hours 56 minutes ago.
* We’ve gotten so caught up in attempting to find “criminal” behavior in the governor’s botched anti-violence initiative that we’ve tended to ignore how ridiculous some aspects of the program actually were. From the BND̷...
Posted by schazd...It's a blog...I think 9 hours 2 minutes ago.
First bean spotted after June 8 planting
Posted by Disarranging Mine 18 hours 31 minutes ago.
Storage.* Can we get this on an episode of House Hunters, please: Are the Obamas buying a home in Rancho Mirage* Army strong. (Thanks, Allie!)* Can't you hear me knockin' on your door....
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 18 hours 45 minutes ago.
QUOTE OF THE DAY  Wall Street Journal: U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006 New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an 8½-year low and offering the latest signs of strength in the labor market. Initial claim...

Posted by OMIGOD - Im ThirtyWHAT? 21 hours 30 minutes ago.
It's weird ... how something small can ... inspire you.Stoney and I have talked about me moving in with him for awhile.  Nothing sudden or immediate ... no one was pushing anybody ... it was just one of those, "Someday when this happens ..." kind of ...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 22 hours 15 minutes ago.
by Sherif Halawa, University World News The wide gamut of interactions that MOOC platforms record helps us not only to predict and understand more about dropouts but also to distinguish between learners who leave because of lack of time, learners who leav...
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