Friday, Jul 28, 2006
Â· The I-Team investigates *999, a state-funded emergency call service that critics call confusing, dangerous and a waste of tax dollars.
Â· Editorial: State must protect patients from felons in nursing homes - Agency has not looked into a single case
Â· Chicago Federation of Labor President Dennis Gannon threatens “World War III” if Daley vetoes big box ordinance.
Â· Downtown march to demand better teachers
Â· Gas prices arise in gubernatorial race
Â· “Neither Gov. Rod Blagojevich nor his challenger, Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, responded directly to a candidate survey from an anti-gambling group. Instead, both sent letters about their positions on gambling to Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems. ‘They (the letters) are very vague and leave a lot of wiggle room,’ said ILCAAAP Executive Director Anita Bedell.” Read the governor’s letter here, Topinka’s letter here.
Â· “Nobody in an oversight position at the Illinois tollway or the governor’s office knew about plans to spend nearly a half-million dollars on the big blue signs that advertise Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s name to thousands of motorists a day on Chicago-area toll roads, the toll authority’s chairman says.”
Â· Ameren debt ratings downgraded - ‘Political and regulatory environment’ in Illinois played into decision
Â· Blagojevich grants clemency to dying woman
Â· Officials feud over agency merger
Â· “llinois Central College will join other community colleges in a lawsuit against Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan over her interpretation of a state ethics law.”
Â· Editorial: Failed festival blows the whistle on budget deals
Â· The governor’s pet ferret