Statewide Update—Feb. 8, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times, Madigan sues to stop Burge pension, “Madigan said a police pension board was wrong to let Burge keep it in light of his conviction and sentencing for lying about the torture of crime suspects.”

Bloomington PantagraphState’s tax amnesty nets over $700 million, “A final tally by the Illinois Department of Revenue released Monday shows the program brought in far more money than what officials originally expected when it was approved by lawmakers last year.”

Daily HeraldU-46 unveils interactive data dashboard online, “Elgin Area School District U-46 on Monday unveiled an interactive dashboard that parents will soon be able to use to track how their children — and the district as a whole — are progressing toward meeting the district’s five-year goals.”

Southtown StarSouthland mayors find help for cash-flow problem, “Now villages and townships can take out short-term, low-interest loans through the SSMMA to stay afloat while waiting for the tax payments.”

Chicago TribuneProposal to lock in rate hikes, profit for ComEd, “Commonwealth Edison and other state utilities would be able to lock in profit margins above 10 percent under a bill to be introduced Tuesday in the General Assembly.”

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