Skepticism About CTA’s Ventra Card Dominates State Hearing

By Jon Hilkevitch, Tribune reporter April 1, 2013 CTA President Forrest Claypool on Monday appeared to alternate between playing the roles of disinterested party and pitchman for the new Ventra transit card’s controversial prepaid debit-account program.   Claypool told state officials at a public legislative committee hearing that no other…

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State Rep. Al Riley Elected Assistant Majority Leader

Springfield, IL – In recognition of his years of public service and commitment to Southland families, State Representative Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields) was selected by his peers to serve as an Assistant House Majority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives. “My new role is a great opportunity, because the…

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Health Exchange Talks Stall

If there is to be a not-for-profit exchange to help Illinoisans get health insurance, it will more likely be by the governor’s executive order as opposed to legislation. A state lawmaker who has studied the issue says that’s a shame. “No. 1, it makes a lot of sense” to establish…

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Save Our Jewel! Olympia Fields Village Rallies Behind Grocery

Village officials are appealing to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Governor Quinn and residents to fight for the beleaguered store. Posted by Leslie Fuller Knox , July 12, 2011 at 09:21 AM The Olympia Fields board rallied behind the village’s beleaguered Jewel-Osco store Monday night, saying it’s not too late to save…

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Fed funds flow to six Southland towns

BY MIKE NOLAN mnolan@southtownstar.com July 11, 2011 10:28PM Six Southland communities will share $6.6 million in federal money to buy and rehab foreclosed homes and make other improvements, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday during a stop in Tinley Park. The money is part of the $169 million in federal disaster…

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Governor Quinn announces efforts to boost development of south suburban Cook County

July 12, 2011 by Illinois RealEstateRama Announces $6.6 Million “IKE” Funding to Revitalize Communities Throughout South Cook; Signs Laws to Support Economy TINLEY PARK, IL – July 12, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — July 11, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced $6.6 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing, stabilize…

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