Statewide update—June 7, 2011

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Chicago Sun-TimesWith road projects in danger, Gov. Pat Quinn to call special session, “Facing the prospect that construction on roads statewide would have to be halted, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he will call Illinois legislators back to Springfield for a special session to approve spending for the state’s capital construction program.”

  • Daily HeraldEditorial: An object lesson for local campaigns, “District 30 teacher Mary Garcia — the District 46 school board president until she was unseated in April — is accused of, among other things, using her school email account to promote her candidacy in District 46.”
  • SouthtownStarOrland fire commissioner resists call for resignation, “After watching two of her colleagues on the Orland Fire Protection District’s board of commissioners get replaced in recent weeks, a third commissioner said Monday she will resist a call for her resignation.”
  • (AP) Rockford Register StarProsecutors to grill Rod Blagojevich when he takes stand for 7th day at corruption retrial, “Lead government attorney Reid Schar, who has shown only occasional signs of fatigue, repeatedly tried Monday to use Blagojevich’s own words against him. Schar would try to trap Blagojevich by first asking the ex-governor to deny a specific allegation, then would read from transcripts of FBI wiretaps in which Blagojevich’s words seemed to contradict that testimony.”

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