* Ex-Ryan aide pleads guilty
* Illinoize: Med-Mal ruling not a surprise, but it will have impacts
In fact, there has never been a doubt that the Illinois Supreme Court would ultimately rule on the constitutionality of the 2005 law and the fastest – maybe the only – way to get the law to the Supreme Court is through a lower court ruling of unconstitutionality.
So the process is a step closer to conclusion and, frankly, no one is surprised.
* PeoriaStory: Newspaper guild OKs contract
* CeaseFire funding all but dried up
* State grants funds for U of I super-computer
The building on the Champaign-Urbana campus will house the computer known as Blue Waters, which will be the fastest computer in the world when it is finished in 2011. The university’s bid to build the computer came with a pledge from Gov. Rod Blagojevich that the state would kick in $60 million.
* ‘Illinois Works’ needed to update automotive technology facilities at SIU campus
* IL to crackdown on motorists over Thanksgiving
* Congressman Hare gets noticed as free trade critic
* Ex governor Edgar set to back Giuliani
* Michael Sneed: Edgar to endorse Giuliani
Watch for former Gov. Jim Edgar to formally endorse GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani today at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers.
“It’s a major endorsement for a state which doesn’t have a single Republican on the statewide ticket,” said a Republican source. “Gov. Edgar has a reputation for integrity and continues to remain popular with the voters.”
* 11th-CD candidate Lee wants U.S. to compete in world market
* ILGOPNet: Oberweis consultant comments on what’s next after Hastert resignation
* Peoria Pundit: [Press Release] Morris pledges ‘no new taxes’
* City mail delivery improves study finds
* Does McLean Co. need panel to vet complaints against officials?
* Bike trail grants flow into county
* SBA offers disaster assistance to Illinois residents affected by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding
* Spontaneous Solutions: Stuff that Rich Miller would never post
* Support for Stroger budget is a no show
Three major Cook County elected officials declined Monday to endorse board President Todd Stroger’s plan to more than triple the county sales tax as they stood with him at what he hoped would be a show of support for his budget.
* Stroger political fund must pay $25K fine
Stroger’s 2006 foe, Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica, had filed a complaint asking that Stroger’s fund be fined the full $255,816. But the election board chose the lower fine because the fund is a first-time violator of state campaign-finance laws.