Statewide Update—Feb. 4, 2011

  • Daily HeraldDissenting District 15 board members question appointment, “…last week’s appointment of David Seiffert to the Palatine Township Elementary District 15 board was either a thoughtful decision to tap a highly qualified candidate or a contrived, political move designed to maintain majority control.”
  • Southtown StarCounty suspends seven in probe of jobs program, “Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has vowed to overhaul the troubled jobs training program, particularly at a time when the county’s unemployment rate is 8.9 percent.”
  • Bloomington PantagraphState report seeks reins on health insurers, “A task force appointed by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants a state law forcing insurers to spend 80 to 85 cents of every premium dollar on providing health care, or pay rebates to customers.”

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