Metra Chair Warns Of Shutdown Without Extension Of Rail Safety System DeadlineThe head of Metra’s board of directors has urged Congress to extend the deadline to install some costly safety equipment, or the commuter rail line and other railroads could be forced to come to a halt.
State Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deadline NearsState workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
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Deadline Here For Chicago Vehicle StickersIf you haven’t purchased a city vehicle sticker yet, you’d better get to City Hall this afternoon, or face up to $260 in late fees and fines starting Wednesday.
Quinn Signs Legislation For Chicago Pension OverhaulIt’s deadline day for Gov. Pat Quinn. He has until midnight to decide how to act on legislation to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems.
Former FOP Boss Can't Get On Ballot For Next Union ElectionOusted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.
Ahead Of Obamacare Deadline, Illinois Tries To Reach Youth Through The OnionBanner ads on The Onion website will depict a toy action figure with the words: "Man without health insurance is forced to sell action figures to pay medical bills." The ads say: "Get Covered. Don't sell your action figures."
Tollway Might Extend Deadline For Unpaid TollsThe Illinois Tollway’s Customer Service Committee recommended last week giving drivers 30 days to respond to each of three violation notices that are sent out, increasing the total number of days from 56 to 90.
Quinn Suspends Lawmakers' Pay Over Pension StalemateSeeking to pressure lawmakers into acting on comprehensive pension reform, Gov. Pat Quinn used his budgetary veto powers on Wednesday to suspend legislative salaries until they come up with a plan.
Pension Committee Won't Meet Governor's Reform DeadlineThe Governor is holding fast to next Tuesday's deadline for a pension reform bill; the lawmakers are saying there's no way they can do it.
Appeals Court Gives Quinn 30 More Days On Concealed Carry LegislationThe 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acted on Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request to allow Gov. Pat Quinn more time to review legislation passed last week. However, on issuing its ruling, the court said it would not issue another extension of its mandate past the new deadline of July 9.
Madigan Seeks Extension Of Concealed Carry DeadlineIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a federal appeals court for an extra 30 days for the governor to decide if he'll sign recently approved concealed carry legislation.