Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.
“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”
Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.
Sen. Schmitt has submitted legislation that would allow only 10 percent of a city’s budget to be derived from traffic fines. The law currently allows 30 percent.
The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September.
Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost.
“Business is not created, it just moves. And everything is getting sucked into the black hole. That’s what Ballpark Village is.”
It’s now been two years since video gaming came to Illinois. So has having the opportunity to gamble in bars, restaurants and veterans’ halls kept people from going to casinos?
Is the gravy train over for the casino industry? Atlantic City’s gambling collapse sends shivers across the gaming industry – while revenue for half of the St. Louis-area casinos are also dropping.