Committee Votes On Mayor’s 2018 Budget Begin Today November 13, 2017 By Claudia Morell - The Council’s Finance and Budget Committees meet Monday to consider code changes needed to implement Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s spending plan for 2018.
Preckwinkle’s Budget Fix Spares State’s Attorney, Public Defender, Hits Chief Judge, Sheriff November 14, 2017 By A.D. Quig - President Toni Preckwinkle’s staff briefed commissioners over the weekend and on Monday on a plan to fill the county’s $200.6 million budget gap. If passed in full, the plan would cover the entirety of the shortfall, but result in 591

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Small Cell Wireless Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk, Following Quick Senate Concurrence November 10, 2017 By Mike Fourcher - Hot on the heels of passage in the House Wednesday, the Senate wasted no time concurring with House’s passage of the 5G/Small Cell Wireless bill, SB1451 Floor Amendment #1, 41-7-2, sending it to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk for signature. The bill, which standardizes pricing and permitting for a new generation of wireless boxes on municipal-owned utility poles across the state, met some opposition in a Senate Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee hearing Wednesday morning. However, the committee did not vote on the measure, because the Senate Assignments committee had not met to assign the bill since it was sent over from the House.

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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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