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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
1:47pm
Sat Apr 28

The PI Week In Review

The week that was in Illinois politics and government (April 23-27).

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
5:35pm
Thu Apr 26

Progressives Join Together Against Quinn Medicaid Cuts

Illinois progressives have started to speak out against Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed $2.7 billion in cuts to Medicaid.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
6:20pm
Tue Apr 24

Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust Passes Council Vote Despite Continued Concerns (VIDEO)

The Chicago City Council passed 41-7 today Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial “Infrastructure Trust” public-private partnership, arguably Emanuel’s most significant proposal in his one year as mayor.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
11:04am
Sat Apr 21

The PI Week In Review

The week that was in Illinois politics and government (April 16-20).

PI Original
by Michael Piskur
2:09pm
Fri Apr 20

Illinois Moves Forward On Mandate To Clean Waterways

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will receive $10 million in state funding to construct new facilities at two existing wastewater treatment plants. Governor Pat Quinn recently announced that the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program will finance nearly half of a $21 million project to disinfect wastewater discharges into the Chicago River and Chicago area waterways.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
9:29am
Fri Apr 20

City Officials And Mental Health Advocates Continue Stand Off In Chicago

From partly undoing cuts for branch library hours to extending the school day seven – not seven and a half – hours, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has scaled back major policy changes in response to public criticism. Thus far, this is not the case with the city’s plan to close six of its 12 mental health clinics, despite vehement protests planned to continue at least through next week.

PI Original
by Steven Ross Johnson
12:05pm
Wed Apr 18

Gambling Expansion Bill Likely To Resurface In Springfield This May

More than 20,000 jobs and close to $200 million in additional annual revenue is what Illinois stands to gain if proposals to expand the state’s gaming industry go forward, according to the findings of a new study released this week.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
9:37pm
Mon Apr 16

Finance Committee Scrutinizes, Then Passes, Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust

Chicago aldermen spent five hours raising questions that went unanswered about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Infrastructure Trust” ordinance, particularly whether it would benefit investors on the backs of taxpayers. Nonetheless, the Finance Committee passed the ordinance with a divided 11-7 vote.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
4:33pm
Fri Apr 13

The PI Week In Review

The week that was in Illinois politics and government (April 9-13).