Monday, January 26, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sen Mike Connelly Offers Legislation to Allow School Nurses to Administer NARCAN, to Combat Heroin Overdoses
Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Historic Preservation Agency seeks public input Jan. 24 on plans for future war memorials The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Board of Trustees will host a public meeting Saturday, Jan. 24, to get input on how to manage space in the state’s collection of war memorials in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery. The agency now operates memorials there for veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Additional groups have approached the IHPA about adding memorials to the site, which has a finite amount of space. The IHPA Board of Trustees is seeking input from veterans groups and the general public regarding further development of the site and appropriate criteria for adding memorials. Who: Any member of the public with an interest in when and how new war memorials should be added at Oak Ridge Cemetery. What: Public meeting Where: Great Room, IHPA headquarters, 313 S. Sixth Street, Springfield When: Noon – 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24. (Postponed from the original date in December) Why: To gather public input on honoring military personnel past and present. Details: Each person may speak for three minutes. No more than three people from any one group may speak. Pre-registration for speaking times may be made by contacting Aly Grady at 217-558-8950. Written comments will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2014. Comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “War Memorial” in the subject field or mailed to IHPA, Attn Aly Grady, 313 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Randy Blankenhorn, who was the head of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, is going to serve as Sec of Transportation
Tim Nuding, who served as Sen Christine Radogno's Chief of Staff, is going to serve as Budget Director.
Three former aides to former Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, who Mr Rauner has described as one of his favorite governors, will join the Rauner Administration.
Grant Hammer, who worked for Treasurer Rutherford, will serve as the Director of Community Affairs. And Grant Hammer's wife, Jennifer, will serve as Gov Rauner's Special Counsel and policy advisor for Healthcare and Human Services.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Rauner says "Illinois is in a Death Spiral" as Transition Team Releases Report on Illinois' Condition.
Statement from Bruce Rauner, January 9, 2015
“The state of Illinois is in a death spiral and in desperate need of a turnaround. I look forward to reviewing these recommendations to ensure my administration can hit the ground running,” said Bruce Rauner. “I appreciate the hard work from Evelyn and the transition team, and am ready to work with all levels of government, business and civic leaders and residents throughout the state to bring back Illinois.”
A full copy of the report can be found here.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
“Leslie Munger is a smart choice for Illinois Comptroller. I witnessed first-hand her work ethic and became friends with her immediately. Leslie is honest, driven and dedicated to improving Illinois. She brings to the office 25 years of business experience in the private sector that will serve the taxpayers well. While no one can take the place of Judy Baar Topinka, I know Leslie Munger will do a great job as Comptroller and leading the charge to merge the two offices of Comptroller and Treasurer. Judy Baar Topinka would be proud of this appointment.”
- Jim Durkin
Following his swearing-in next week, Gov Rauner will appoint Leslie Munger from Lincolnshire to Comptroller position. She is a businesswoman with MBA from Northwestern University.
Munger ran for the Illinois Legislature in November 2014, and came close to defeating Carol Sente (D) in the 59th House District.
Munger is a wife and mother of two boys, Tom and Andrew.