* FEMA turns down Illinois’ plea for disaster aid…
The federal government has denied Illinois’ request for assistance for people and businesses in 15 Southern Illinois counties affected by severe flooding last month, state Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Velasquez III said Monday.
“It’s very disappointing that FEMA failed to recognize the devastating impact this flood had on so many lives in Southern Illinois,” Velasquez said.
* Potholes are so bad that IDOT must pay for outside help with repairs
* NIU president offers 3 options for Cole Hall future
All the options would take about two years to implement. Peters said if state funding is obtained this year, reopening of a renovated Cole Hall could occur in fall 2010.
* Illinois giving colleges $3.5 million for scholarships
* Treasurer secures college funds
* With justices’ OK, voter ID moves ahead
* Neuter news
To wit: Sneed has learned Ald. Ed Burke plans to introduce a City Council ordinance demanding the mandatory sterilization of any dog or cat over 6 months old living in Chicago.
* A Wrigley still in charge– for now
* What Wrigley and Mars might accomplish together
* ‘It’s a little sad,’ but sale won’t hurt Chicago
* Buffett helps unite storied family firms
* Wrigley timeline