Statewide update—March 3, 2011

SouthtownStarMcQueary: Crestwood ridicules tainted water concerns, “…the newsletter cherry-picks parts of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency report and claims ‘media frenzy, subsequent exploitive legal and political actions’ fueled a non-issue — that being the reality that Crestwood for nearly a decade blended Lake Michigan water with an old well that tested positive for a cancer-causing agent.”

  • Daily HeraldSunshine a major part of democracy, “Sunshine Week was created six years ago by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to shine a light on the importance of open government and freedom of information. There has never been a more important time for us to discuss this.”
  • Trib Local (Niles)Ex-mayor ends prison term, returns to Niles, “Nicholas Blase, who spent nearly a half-century as the mayor of Niles before resigning and pleading guilty in a insurance kickback scheme, is a free man today after completing his yearlong prison sentence.”




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