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Isabel’s morning briefing

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 - Posted by Isabel Miller

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  1. - Torco Sign - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 9:38 am:

    “Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse-Illinois”–lovely name. (googles Phil Melin) I wonder if Phil Melin, former Republican staffer, has the same concern for non-corporate or non-wealthy citizens whose lives are ruined by being unable to pay bills. Since his boss voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times, the answer is probably no. Thanks for the concern, though, Phil.


  2. - Red Ketcher - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 9:57 am:

    “… Lawsuit Abuse-Illinois”
    Word association immediately triggered - “grifter”


  3. - thisjustinagain - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 10:08 am:

    It’s ‘lawsuit abuse’ when companies or individuals found to be in the wrong have to pay out (or their insurers do). Yes I know about forum shopping, etc. issues, but the real issue turns out to be misconduct and getting caught at it.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 10:54 am:

    What’s adorable with Jim Dey and his lil writing, he cites the Chicago Magazine ridiculousness with

    “Counties that Pritzker didn’t carry”
    “Signing gerrymandered maps”
    “Illinois secession”

    Not at any time in that lil piece is there anything but trying to make Rose a hero by helping the old, angry, white, rural, “aggrieved”..,. ironically, in a “woke” way… be “seen”

    It’s a sad commentary.

    You can that immediate sentence above as you’d like.


  5. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 11:07 am:

    ==What’s adorable with Jim Dey and his lil writing==

    Jim Dey’s piece is a perfect example of the victimhood that these sorts of people like to exhibit. I guess they think if they play the victim enough then they’ll eventually get sympathy. It’s really a sad existence.


  6. - Suburban Mom - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 11:18 am:

    good news, other jurisdictions are moving towards BIPA, soon companies will be able to be destroyed in ALL states for being cavalier with people’s biometric data.


  7. - Lurker - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 11:21 am:

    Wow, that poorly written Jim Dey article is quite the absurd read.


  8. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 11:25 am:

    Sen. Rose is getting some good mileage out of his clever little bill. I would like a reporter to ask him if he thinks county boards should be have approval authority over CAFOs…under current law, board votes are advisory and the Dept of Ag gets final say.


  9. - Huh? - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 11:59 am:

    ACEC is attempting to address the incestuous dilemma of civil engineering.

    IDOT and all of the consulting companies are looking to hire the same people. Often, engineers hop from one company to another, looking for higher salaries.

    There aren’t enough people willing to take these jobs. Civil engineering is the equivalent to the general practitioner of the medical field. The continued low pay versus the computer science/engineering field is a drawback to entice new people to the field.

    In addition, the added requirements of a masters degree or 30 hours beyond a bachelor degree prior licensure is detrimental to new engineers. The continuing problem of student loans to pay for the advanced education is a drawback.

    It used to be that IDOT was the nursery for highway engineers. But the poor salaries paid by the department are no longer an incentive for public service. IDOT doesn’t understand why they can’t attract new engineers when they pay significantly less than a consulting company.

    I hold 2 board certifications and am a State of Illinois licensed professional engineer with over 31 years of experience as a transportation engineer, including nearly 25 years with IDOT.

    I came to civil engineering 10 years after high school. As a result, working for IDOT, after nearly 25 years and near the end of my career, I am making less than $120 thousand per year. I could easily find a job at a consultant making 50% more. It is likely once I retire from IDOT, I will work for a consulting company for a few years.

    Our field lives and dies on the political whims of infrastructure.

    IDOT must once again become the nursery of transportation engineers. Offering higher salaries, better advancement, more opportunities and prestige.

    It used to be that former IDOT employees were the best of the class. Now we are the never was.


  10. - Stuck in Celliniland - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 12:58 pm:

    ==It used to be that former IDOT employees were the best of the class. Now we are the never was.==

    Brought to you courtesy of Blago, Quinn, and Rauner.


  11. - DuPage - Wednesday, Feb 22, 23 @ 5:17 pm:

    ===(Lightfoot): “Any suggestion that I or anyone in my administration is indifferent to the cause and suffering of first-responders when it comes to COVID issues is just utter nonsense,” she said. “In my administration, we simply don’t play politics with the pension code, and we don’t play politics with the law.”===

    Somehow, I trust Comptroller Mendoza more than Lori Lightfoot.


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