Emanuel Introduces $10B City Budget, Heavy On Police Spending October 19, 2017 By Claudia Morell and A.D. Quig - Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his $10 billion budget plan for next year on Wednesday, a plan absent of any new major revenue source but heavy on big ticket investments, particularly for the Chicago Police Department.

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Veto Session: A Bill Map for Day 1 October 19, 2017 By Rae Hodge - Excluded from this map are those committees which are scheduled to meet but which currently have no legislation to consider beyond simple resolutions. The Daily Line publishes a complete schedule of weekly meetings and agendas for state legislative and executive bodies every Monday morning.

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ICC Asks: Which Technical And Market Challenges Are Coming from Increased Renewables? October 20, 2017 By Mike Fourcher - The wide, unpredictable distribution of renewable energy sources on the electricity grid was the topic of a pair of policy session panels before the Illinois Commerce Commission Thursday. Held in Chicago’s Bilandic Building, the first panel focused on the infrastructure needs of the interstate transmission system as the use of distributed energy resources (DER) increases. The second panel examined the market economics of renewables.

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What to Expect from the Veto Session in Springfield

This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, publisher Mike Fourcher joins a panel of Springfield lobbyists to break down what might happen during next week’s veto session at the Illinois General Assembly. On Tuesday, the members reconvene to finish up the 2017 legislative agenda, all while they’re passing petitions for 2018 elections. So what’s being prioritized and what will be left behind?

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This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, publisher Mike Fourcher joins a panel of Springfield lobbyists to break down what might happen during next week’s veto session at the Illinois General Assembly. On Tuesday, the members reconvene to finish up

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