CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued an administrative order that prohibits state agencies under his jurisdiction from asking job applicants about their criminal history before beginning to evaluate the individual’s knowledge, skills and abilities. One in four adults have a criminal record that may show up on a routine background check.
Chicago, IL-Today, Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes congratulated Board President Toni Preckwinkle for once again generating a budget that continues to keep the County on the road to good financial health. This new budget proposed by the County Board President does not include any new taxes or fees’ while still tackling a $152 million deficit.
Chicago, IL – Several months ago a few constituents came to my office to complain about an individual they claimed had defrauded them. Over time the number of persons with similar complaints grew substantially. My staff and I conducted an assessment of their various claims, we presented them with their options, and we helped them navigate the judicial system. On Thursday, October 3rd, the Chicago Police Department arrested Marcela Haro (Marcela Díaz, Marcela Caro, Marcela Friede
Measure Estimated to Generate More than $65 Million for Taxing Bodies in the First Year. CHICAGO – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his exemption fraud legislation, which a nationally recognized expert estimated the County may recover $65 million for taxing bodies in the first year, was signed by Governor Quinn.
Chicago, Illinois - One in 330 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19. Each year, cancer kills more children than AIDS, asthma, diabetes and congenital anomalies combined. Sadly, every year more than *12,600 children receive the news that they have cancer.