Gov. Pat Quinn said he was open to separating Chicago's waterways that hook up the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes in efforts to keep Asian carp and other invasive species from infiltrating the massive body of freshwater.
The Illinois Senate passed legislation Friday that creates a public-private partnership that will allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to move forward with the development of the South Suburban Airport in Peotone.
Englewood residents are not yet sure what will become of their six
neighborhood schools on Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) list to shut down or
relocate in June.
But South Side community members at a Resident
Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) meeting Tuesday night said
if the Chicago Board of Education approves CPS’ school action plan, they
want all shuttered schools to become village centers for the
“We do not want any of our institutions closed in
the community, but if they are going to close it, at least let it be
reopened for something that can serve the community,” said community
leader Aysha Butler with R.A.G.E.
A new audit issued by the Illinois Auditor General Tuesday reveals that most of the state's road fund during eight of the last 10 fiscal years has not gone to direct road construction costs, such as maintenance and repairs.