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Statewide update—Feb. 16, 2011

  • SouthtownStarQuinn plays it close to vest, “Quinn is scheduled to lay out his budget proposal at noon today before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor has guarded specifics on his budget plan, but he’s expected to propose a mix of painful spending cuts and ways to raise money for the state coffers.”
  • (AP) Daily HeraldState police director to go to another agency, “Quinn announced that Jonathon Monken, acting director of the state police for nearly two years, will take over as chief of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The Senate was poised to block his appointment as permanent police chief Wednesday.”
  • Naperville SunU.S. Census shows Naperville still growing, “The census is one way to ensure counties and municipalities receive their fair share of state and federal funding. These numbers also are used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts taking into account population shifts since the 2000 census.”
  • Park Ridge Herald AdvocateCity Budget: Uptown TIF debt going nowhere soon, “So far the TIF District has not generated the amount of revenue needed to pay debts the city incurred. As a result, money from the city’s general fund has been used to pay TIF expenditures, including annual bond payments. In 2011-12, the city expects to make $2.9 million in bond payments.”
  • Rockford Register StarHarlem Township supervisor proposes raise for employees, “Supervisor Doug Aurand proposes a 2 percent wage increase for all township employees this year as part of the 2011-12 township budget, which was presented today. The board is scheduled to approve the new financial plan March 14.”

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Statewide Update—Jan. 19, 2011

  • Chicago Sun-Times—Preckwinkle warns: Cut Cook County budget—or I will, “Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued a warning Tuesday to Sheriff Tom Dart and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez — and anyone else balking at the looming budget cuts: help her swing the budget ax, or she’ll propose the cuts herself.”
  • Daily Herald—RTA awaits word on end of free rides for seniors, “The Regional Transportation Authority has had no word on whether Gov. Pat Quinn will sign a bill to limit free rides for senior citizens, but nevertheless is trying to calculate the revenue boost the agency would get if it does become law.”
  • Daily Herald—Des Plaines may update water meters, resulting in rate hike, “Des Plaines residents may see a rise in water rates starting next year if officials decide to eventually replace the city’s roughly 13,000 analog water meters with a new digital automated meter reading system.”
  • Southtown Star—Kaupas names cousin deputy police chief, “Kaupas, who is the second cousin of Sheriff Paul Kaupas, was hired as the spokesman in December at a salary of $75,000. He said he will perform the duties of both positions, replacing two people who retired, at a net savings to the sheriff’s department.”

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