“I personally feel that the bridge should be honoring our veterans and so I think we need to sit down and talk about that.”
The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.
It has been nearly a year since Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law creating the Metro East Police Commission, meant to oversee crime-fighting activities in four troubled communities.
Governor Pat Quinn says communities like Bethalto, Belleville, and Alton are among the recipients of state OSLAD grants.
Quinn’s office said Thursday that the governor is asking President Barack Obama to declare 11 counties major disaster areas.
Quinn says its “imperative” that the gaming board oversees a Chicago casino as well as slot machine that could end up in Chicago’s two airports.
Forty-one Illinois counties are now declared disaster areas, due to flooding.
Flash floods and rivers that have quickly risen to record or near-record levels have inundated Illinois communities.
Click the link to see a list of projects planned for the Metro-East.
“What we’re looking at today are school districts who have no rainy day funds, no money in the bank, the property tax is flat.”
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