What a sad state our wonderful country has fallen into. Those elected to work for the people have managed to throw all decency aside.
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
The Illiana Expressway, to be built as a toll road, has the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's* blessing and should be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 transportation plan as well.
I drove from Lake County into Porter County the other day.
Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
Thursday's vote on the Illiana Expressway by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's policy committee shows CMAP can look beyond Chicago interests and examine what's in the best interest of the entire metropolitan area.
TINLEY PARK | Gov. Pat Quinn declared himself an ally of Chicago's south suburbs Monday, offering municipalities road repair funds while also reiterating his support for the Illiana Expressway project.
About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.
TINLEY PARK | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will speak at the Chicago Southland Chamber’s Regional Consensus Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive.
Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.
Today, Govs. Mike Pence, Pat Quinn and Scott Walker have the opportunity to create history by rallying and encouraging community, business, government and academic leaders from 21 counties in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin around one unifying mission – to work together on common regional goals.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is talking about having 10-year term limits for Illinois politicians. How naive is that? The very politicians voting on this are the ones who will be directly affected. So I'm fairly sure this will not be voted in.
CHICAGO | Motorists will be able to drive a little faster on Illinois' rural interstates under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn, a move that puts Illinois in line with dozens of states that already have a 70 mph or higher speed limit.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois motorists could face a $75 fine if they are caught using their cellphone without a hands-free device beginning Jan. 1.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois casinos and race tracks will have to intercept and garnish gambling winnings from parents who owe child support under legislation approved by Gov. Pat Quinn Monday.
CHICAGO | Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student-athletes under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday.
I suspect the south Lake County NIMBYs were ecstatic last week when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to give the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build an airport at Peotone.
Anyone who has followed Lake County and region politics is familiar with the silo mentality -- the staunch unwillingness that often occurs when communities have the ability to work together but choose to hold on to "what is theirs." Some cities, towns and political organizations do this even…
Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority leaders said they aren't intimidated by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signing of a bill that gives the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build a rival airport in Peotone.
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