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2013 Construction Season Underway for $1.5 Billion In Roadway, Waterway and Transit Infrastructure Projects

2013 Construction Season Underway for $1.5 Billion In Roadway, Waterway and Transit Infrastructure Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City officials and labor leaders today announced more than $1.5 billion in roadway, waterway and transit infrastructure projects will be completed during the 2013 construction season and… Read more »

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

Since 1989, the influential Delhi-based Sahmat has offered a platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians, actors, and activists to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values. The collective formed in the weeks after playwright, actor, and activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked by political thugs while performing a street play.

Statistics Professor and Human Rights Advocate Jay Kadane to Receive Statistician of the Year from Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Statistics Professor and Human Rights Advocate Jay Kadane to Receive Statistician of the Year from Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Jay Kadane, Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University will be presented with the award Tuesday, October, 22, 2012 at the East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingbury St. in Chicago at… Read more »

Discipline committee denies Smith’s request for more time

Discipline committee denies Smith’s request for more time

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – House lawmakers charged with deciding possible discipline for indicted Rep. Derrick Smith have denied his attorney’s request to delay the final hearing.

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Legislative scholarships leave lasting scars

Legislative scholarships leave lasting scars

By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD ― The political and legal fallout from Illinois’ legislative scholarships won’t soon go away, despite Gov. Pat Quinn signing to end the program Wednesday.

State working to capture names of inmates collecting benefits illegally

State working to capture names of inmates collecting benefits illegally

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – State unemployment officials are cross-checking their rolls with prisons and jails to cull people who collect benefits but don’t qualify for them. So far they’ve identified about 420 people whose names appear on both lists.

Lawmakers call for override of Quinn’s prison-funding veto

Lawmakers call for override of Quinn’s prison-funding veto

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers and the union representing thousands of correctional officers are calling for an override of Gov. Pat Quinn ‘s veto that slashed funding for two prisons and two youth centers.

Smith attorney: Discipline committee moving too fast

Smith attorney: Discipline committee moving too fast

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — The attorney for indicted Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith on Monday said the House committee looking into possible discipline against Smith is moving too fast and lacks the information it needs to make a fair decision.

House discipline committee sets final Smith hearing for July 19

House discipline committee sets final Smith hearing for July 19

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Select Committee on Discipline will have its final hearing on possible punishment for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith on July 19, according to a schedule posted Friday.

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