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Rauner Wants Permission To Fire Quinn I-DOT Patronage Workers – 4/27/17

April 27th, 2017

>>Rauner Wants Permission To Fire Quinn I-DOT Patronage Workers

Governor Bruce Rauner is asking a judge for permission to fire the final forty cronies at I-DOT. The governor’s office filed the request not long after a report came out earlier this week that said former Governor Pat Quinn parked ‘hundreds’ of people at I-DOT as payback for political support. Rauner says he fired most of them, but says the final forty are protected by union contracts.

Illinois Pension Board Ends Hastert’s Lawmaker Pension – 4/27/17

April 27th, 2017

>>Illinois Pension Board Ends Hastert’s Lawmaker Pension

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s income is going to be a bit smaller when he gets out of prison in a few months. Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System yesterday voted to strip Hastert of his 28-thousand dollar a year pension from the six-years he spent as an Illinois lawmaker. The state’s teacher pension board already took his pension from his time as a teacher. Hastert is finishing-up a sentence for paying to keep his sexual abuse of students silent.

Union Trying To Stop City From Rebranding Chicago Aviation Police – 4/27/17

April 27th, 2017

>>Union Trying To Stop City From Rebranding Chicago Aviation Police

The union representing Chicago’s aviation police officers is trying to stop the city from removing the word “police” from the force’s uniforms and vehicles. The move by Chicago officials comes in response to the United Airlines passenger-dragging incident earlier this month at O’Hare. The union filed an unfair labor practice complaint yesterday with the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The complaint claims the city is stripping the department of its authority as special police officers.

Perry Memorial Welcomes a New Addition to Staff – 4/26/17

April 26th, 2017

Perry Memorial Welcomes a New Addition to Staff

Perry Memorial Hospital has a new addition to their staff. Dr. Allen Van, MD will be joining the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic Team. Dr. Van has 20 years of experience, specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Van said, “Perry Memorial is experiencing a vibrant growth. I am excited to offer minimally invasive spine surgery to patients in our community, eliminating the need to travel to more urban hospitals.”

Illinois House Democrats Muscle Through Taxpayer Funded Abortions – 4/26/17

April 26th, 2017

>>Illinois House Democrats Muscle Through Taxpayer Funded Abortions

The political showdown over taxpayer funded abortions is a step closer to reality. Democrats in the Illinois House yesterday muscled through a plan to have the state pay millions of dollars for state employees and women on Medicaid to have abortions. Democrats couched the debate as a vote over ‘women’s health.’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is vowing to veto the plan if it makes it to his desk.