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Mayor Emanuel Praises Feigenholtz, Steans for Illinois Homeless Shelter Funding Restoration

(Springfield, IL) – November 29, 2011. The Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation that would restore $4.3 million to emergency shelter services for homeless Illinois citizens, drawing warm praise from Chicago’s mayor. “I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for restoring critical funding to the Emergency and Transitional Housing program that supports homeless services and shelters,” … Continue reading »

Senate President John Cullerton Gets New Chief of Staff

(Springfield, IL) – November 29, 2011. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton today announced key changes to the Senate Democratic staff. Ex-Senate staffer David Gross will succeed Andrew Manar as Chief of Staff. Manar is running for an Illinois Senate seat located in Springfield. “I especially want to acknowledge the contribution of Andy Manar, who has … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Taps New DCFS Director

(Springfield, IL) – November 23, 2011. In the wake of the resignation of the scandal tarred and feather ex-Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in September, Governor Pat Quinn today Quinn today announced a replacement for Erwin McEwen. Continue reading »

Illinois Ranks 2nd in Nation for Thanksgiving Day Home Cooking Fires, Illinois Fire Marshal Says

(Springfield, IL) – November 23, 2011. Thanksgiving Day continues to be the leading day for home cooking fires in Illinois and U.S., more than any other day in the calendar, according to the Illinois State Fire Marshall. Continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel, Speaker Madigan, Fund-Raising Boost Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Election Campaign against Paula Basta

(Chicago, IL) – November 19, 2011. In a significant boost to Chicago Democratic State Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s election chances, Chicago’s newly minted mayor and the state’s powerful House Speaker have rolled out their backing for the first-term North Side lawmaker. Continue reading »

Kenny Johnson Leads Christian Mitchell in Illinois State House Race, Poll Says

(Chicago, IL) – November 17, 2011. In the campaign to capture the Illinois state house seat recently held by current Chicago 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, Kenny Johnson (D-Chicago) has a 13 point lead over Democratic primary opponent Christian Mitchell of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, while the bulk of voters remain undecided in the contest, according to a new poll. Continue reading »

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Pushes Texting, Talking While Biking Ban

(Chicago, IL) – November 7, 2011. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) has introduced legislation to ban the use of handheld electronic devices–mobile phones, computers, iPads, etc–by bicyclists. Continue reading »

Toni Preckwinkle-Backed State Rep Candidate Draws Opponent

(Chicago, IL) – November 7, 2011. During an interview on WVON radio last week, small business owner Kenny Johnson announced his candidacy in the Democratic primary for 26th district state representative in Chicago’s south shore, south side neighborhoods. Continue reading »

Chicago’s CTA Red Line, Purple Line Get Billion Dollar Boost from Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel

(Chicago, IL) – November 3, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are officially guy-pals. Continue reading »

Illinois “Budgeting for Results” Initiative Praised, Panned

(Chicago, IL) — November 2, 2011. The Illinois Budgeting for Results Commission today issued their first report to Governor Pat Quinn and the state legislature detailing their recommendations on how to restore state’s fiscal health, bringing praise from Quinn and ridicule from some state vendors. Continue reading »

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