Statewide update—Feb. 28, 2011

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Northwest HeraldEditorial: Reject efforts at secrecy, “[A]ttempts to curtail transparency laws should be considered an assault on democracy. Unfortunately, the assault continues in Springfield, where no fewer than seven bills have been filed this year that seek to scale back the state’s Freedom of Information Act.”

  • Daily Herald (Glen Ellyn)Ethics ordinance slated for final vote, “An ethics ordinance and policy meant to sensitize elected officials and staff to potential dishonorable activity will go up for a final vote Monday at the Glen Ellyn Village Board meeting.”
  • Chicago TribuneHendon abruptly quite state Senate, “The surprise announcement by the veteran lawmaker comes months after revelations that a federal grand jury issued subpoenas for records on dozens of state grants, some of which he sponsored.”
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