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Former Chicago Congressman Reynolds Arrested, Again

Another former congressman from Illinois has been arrested as officials caught up with Mel Reynolds on Monday. The Reynolds (D-Chicago) was arrested in Atlanta on a warrant filed by a federal judge in Chicago for violating his bond terms stemming from misdemeanor tax charges. The one-time congressman of Illinois’ 2nd District (famously occupied by recently released Jesse Jackson, Jr.), had recently returned from a South…


Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

Most communities are automatically given Home Rule powers. But some communities have to fight for it, and overcome the ignorance of some politically active whiners who complain about everything because they are not in power By Ray Hanania The last election shows that newly appointed Mayor Sergio Rodriguez is very popular in the Village of Summit. Rodriguez was a close ally of the late Mayor…


IL Supreme Court Halts Chicago Pension Plan

The Illinois Supreme Court dealt another blow for pension reform advocates on Thursday. This time, the victim was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who tried to restore the solvency of two city pension funds. The court found the efforts seeking to cut benefits and increase payment requirements for city employees into their retirement plans to be unconstitutional. The top court in Illinois agreed with a Cook…


Do you really want your future in the hands of the state?

Home Rule takes the power of deciding the policies of small communities out of the hands of uncaring statewide officials and putting them int he hands of local residents. Several small communities like Summit Illinois have referenda on the ballot urging voters to approve Home Rule to give their communities stronger voices on issues from taxes to housing By Ray Hanania At no other time has…


Home Rule gives Summit voters more powers

The issue of Home Rule will be on the ballot in many communities in Illinois. State law grants Hoe Rule to communities with populations of 25,000 or more, but those with less must approve Home Rule by referendum By Sergio Rodriguez Residents of Summit should support the proposal to grant Home Rule status to give the Village of Summit powers needed to control their own future…


Americans Trust Republican State Governments More Than Democrats

Americans have more confidence in Republican-led state governments than Democrat-led ones, according to a survey by Gallup. The national polling group ran the study in all 50 states to determine how much voters trusted their government in general. From March to December, voters were asked how they thought their elected leaders could take care of their needs and do the right thing. The question was…


Illinois News Network Is Now American Daily News

Illinois News Network is growing. After months of discussion between INNOnline and American Daily News, a national/political news website, the two organizations have agreed to combine entities to become a stronger, more comprehensive news agency. As part of the change, American Daily News will post all stories under the Illinois News Network domain while Illinois News Network has changed its look to reflect that of…


Magazine names 3 suburban attorneys best in Illinois

Super Lawyer’s Magazine: Top 10 Illinois State, Local Government “Super Lawyers” in 2016: 3 from Suburbs; 7, Chicago A national legal magazine is out with its 2016 list of best Illinois lawyers and tapped only three suburban attorneys and seven from Chicago as among the state’s best state, local government lawyers. “Super Lawyers” magazine, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, just rolled out its 2016 list…


West Suburban mayors endorse Dorothy Brown

West Suburban mayors endorse Dorothy Brown “The Court Clerk’s office has been the most progressive under [Brown’s] administration” On TUESDAY, JAN 12, 2016, West Suburban Mayors, Mayor Joe Tamburino of Hillside, IL, Mayor James Discipio of Lagrange Park, IL, Mayor Sam Pulia of Westchester, IL, Mayor Dr. Frank Pasquale of Bellwood, IL, Mayor Ben Mazzulla of Stone Park, IL, Mayor Edwenna Perkins of Maywood, IL,…



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