Bloomington Pantagraph—Top Democrat: School consolidation shouldn’t be forced, “Senate President John Cullerton [pictured] said he agrees the state needs to reduce the number of school districts from 869, but is against Quinn’s proposal to force districts to merge.
- SouthtownStar—Cook County law aimed at tax lawyers questioned, “A Cook County ordinance aimed at Assessor Joe Berrios and the piles of money that tax attorneys threw at him during last year’s assessor’s race may be unconstitutional. That’s the opinion of the state’s attorney’s office…”
- Peoria Journal Star—Mayor: School mergers can be costly, “Norm Durflinger says he believes in school consolidations if they are done for the right reasons.”
- Daily Herald—Public pension forums in Highland Park, Northbrook, “State Sen. Susan Garrett, state Rep. Karen May and state Rep. Elaine Nekritz will host two public forums that look at public pension systems… 10-11:30 a.m. March 12 at the Highland Park Public Safety Building, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, [and] 12:30 p.m. March 12 at Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane.”
- Peoria Journal Star—Editorial:Wanted for ICC: Fairness without bias, “The nomination of the pro-consumer Flores isn’t expected to survive, Crain’s Chicago Business reported last week.”