Statewide update—Feb. 23, 2011

Chicago Sun-TimesBig problems, painful solutions could seal Emanuel’s fate as one-termer, “Rahm Emanuel’s victory gives him a running start on confronting problems so severe, the painful solutions could seal his fate as a one-termer.”

  • Northwest HeraldMore bills to take on FOIA, “State lawmakers since Feb. 8 have filed at least seven bills aimed at rolling back improvements to the Illinois Freedom of Information and Open Meetings acts that took effect in 2010.”
  • The SouthernCourt dumps woman’s bid for bigger pension, “A woman involved in a government corruption case cannot collect pension benefits based on what she earned as part of an illegal kickback scheme, a state appeals court has ruled.”
  • The SouthernTIF districts create work for assessors, “Towns within Williamson County that have approved tax increment finance districts to propel economic development by way of property improvements have created an excessive amount of work for the county clerk and tax assessing offices, a county official said.”

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