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Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor)

* This happened at the Lorimor household more than once over the past two weeks…

Sad…but true.

Welcome to the second Friday of this spring break, CapFaxers…

* Why Bill Daley’s New Hedge Fund Gig Surprises No One: In his new role, Daley will work to expand Argentiere’s U.S. business from his Chicago home base. The nascent fund, which boasts $500 million in assets, was launched in Switzerland last year by JPMorgan trading alums. (Daley has professional ties to the bank: He was JPMorgan’s Midwestern chairman from 2004 up through his Chief of Staff appointment.)

* NLRB grants Northwestern’s request for review of union decision: The union vote still takes place Friday but ballots will be impounded until the board issues a decision affirming, modifying or reversing the regional director’s decision, according to a NLRB statement. There are 76 players eligible to vote. A majority of the actual votes cast is required to authorize a union, said university spokesman Bob Rowley.

* Speculation Abounds in Rome For Cardinal George’s Successor

* Sun-Times: How to improve graduation rates: Systemwide, ninth-grade pass rates, or “on-track” to graduate rates, have skyrocketed, from 57 percent in 2007 to 82 percent 2013, suggesting that the surge in graduation rates won’t be limited to the 20 studied schools.

* CPS graduation rate on-track to reach 82 percent in 2014, Emanuel says

* Emanuel touts U. of C. study to show CPS gains

* Study Shows Freshman On-Track Program Boosting CPS Grad Rates

* New Chicago high school to be named for Obama

* Lawyers for men charged in NIU hazing death challenge law: “It contains no definition, no limits, no parameters, and doesn’t even cite examples of what (such acts) might be,” Donahue argued at a hearing Thursday before DeKalb County Associate Judge John McAdams. “We should all know what a crime is.”

* You Paid For It: Illinois State University President Residence Remodel: WMBD dug into records of how the university prepared to welcome Flanagan to Central Illinois, because you paid for it. Eleven thousand dollars for a fence, more than $1,000 for a microwave shelf, a master bedroom and bathroom remodel cost nearly $109,000, and $2,000 for four “private property” signs. This is how Illinois State University got ready for a new president to move into the university residence. “The Bowmans were there 10 years,” says ISU Chief of Staff Jay Groves. “He didn’t leave a lot, didn’t want a lot done when we were there. So, we saw this as an opportunity from May 15th to August 9th when Flanagan moved in to do a major remodeling project because it really needed it.” Groves says there are reasons why some of the costs we found are high. Our investigation shows workers were paid nearly $90 an hour to install and paint dry-wall.

* Fired grounds worker back on job at ISU

* Supervisor fired by Flanagan gets new job at ISU

* Bill would protect rights of patients in nursing homes

* IDES: Long-term benefits phaseout isn’t putting people to work

* IDPH warns of rising STDs in Illinois: DPH officials say 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including 50,000 HIV infections, occur in the United States each year. Nearly half of those cases are found in people between the ages of 15 and 24.

* Illinois attorney general investigating use of charity funds by ex-treasurer

* Tollway’s $75 million bridge project will yield to fish

* Ride-sharing ordinance passes key hurdle: Under the ordinance, companies whose driver workforce averages more than 20 hours per person each week would face stronger oversight, including a requirement that all their drivers obtain chauffeur’s licenses. But the proposed ordinance targeting companies such as Uber X, Lyft and SideCar leaves it to the ride-share companies to police drivers in terms of how many work hours are logged.

* Ride Service May Pose Risk to Passengers: NBC5 Investigates went undercover, hiring UberX drivers to take us to some of Chicago’s most popular landmarks — and found not a single driver knew his way around the city. NBC5 then ran background checks on each of the drivers and discovered ticket after ticket — for speeding, illegal stops and running lights. One driver had 26 traffic tickets, yet still passed Uber’s background check.

* Ride-Sharing Regulations Passed By City Council Committee: Mayoral Policy Chief Michael Negron says the new administration proposal would create a transportation network provider license with tougher requirements for drivers working more than 20 hours a week. “Our goal is not to protect any one company or any one industry from competition. Our focus is on protecting consumers,” said Negron.

* Chicago plastic bag ban advances

* (Chicago) City council considering garbage collection fee

* Kadner: Every senior to college at Southland Prep

* Barrington area agencies coordinate emergency response plan

* Naperville ranked 7th best mid-sized city for home-buyers in America

* Elgin council interest in stark contrast with voter turnout

* Rolling Meadows backs tax break for Dominick’s site

* Kane County to participate in DEA’s prescription drug disposal

* (Rockford) receives grant for demolition of abandoned properties

* Former RPS 205 superintendent to head Rockton schools

* Out Here: Gulf between politicians, public?

* Woman who saved Veterans Home resident receives letter from governor recognizing heroism

* Quincy city officials admit error on firefighter contract vote

* Homeowners near East Peoria landslide say they’re stuck with devalued property

* Downtown (Peoria) Caterpillar project being studied: “We’re continuing to study it. It’s not a small project. When we have more decided, there’ll be more communicated,” said Brad Halverson, the company’s chief financial officer and a group president.

* Facing financial uncertainty, Washington District 308 adds special education staff in close vote

* (Bloomington) Airport board member picked

* (Macon) County considers moving offices to unused library spaces

* (Champaign County) Board OKs 2% raises for officials next 4 years

* Danville OKs school uniforms by 4-3 vote

* Monticello contemplating school fee hikes

* Rantoul selects trustees for administrator search

* EIU trustees to elect officers, vote on new degree program

* Springfield city clerk’s office shares Lincoln funeral-related records with coalition

* SJ-R: Renovated Lincoln Heritage Museum exciting addition to local sites

* Caseyville police chief charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, battery

* Carbondale and DEA to collect unwanted drugs

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

4 Comments
  1. - Walker - Friday, Apr 25, 14 @ 8:15 am:

    Good job Barton. Thanks so much.


  2. - OneMan - Friday, Apr 25, 14 @ 9:00 am:

    I went to high school and middle school with Judge McAdams…


  3. - VanillaMan - Friday, Apr 25, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    It was a very good week, thanks to you.
    Good work!


  4. - DuPage - Friday, Apr 25, 14 @ 12:12 pm:

    90 dollars an hour to drywall and paint. They certainly don’t pay state employees anywhere near that amount. It is an example of saving money by reducing state painters and then having to pay a lot more to get the work done.
    Kind of reminds me of the money saving idea of not enough mechanics, and having to call in the national guard.


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