Posts tagged "environment"

What's up this week: Quinn must sign or veto power plant bill by Friday

What's up this week: Quinn must sign or veto power plant bill by Friday
Gov. Pat Quinn has until Friday Aug. 10 to decide whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that would force Illinois energy consumers to pay for most of the $3 billion construction of a coal-to-natural gas power plant that could go up on the Southeast Side. SB3766 was passed in the twilight of the spring... Read more »

Signed Into Law: more parking difficulties for disabled people; less landfills for Cook County

At the end of each session in Springfield, a pile of bills that pass the legislature end up on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk awaiting his signature. We’ll keep track of those that make it into law. Disabled people will no longer get automatic parking meter fee exceptions – HB5624 will not only increase the fine... Read more »

Council clarifies whose job it is to make pretty all those ugly foreclosures

Council clarifies whose job it is to make pretty all those ugly foreclosures
The Chicago City Council passed legislation today meant to force banks to maintain vacant, foreclosed properties that have proliferated across Chicago in the wake of the housing bust and foreclosure crisis. The bill passed out of council 49 to zero, a spokeswoman from the city clerk’s office said (one alderman was absent from the meeting).... Read more »
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