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Chicago Executive Drops Talk of Runway Expansion

Original article posted by James Kane and Charles Keeshan for the Daily Herald, link to original article posted HERE   Amid mounting opposition from residents, local leaders and even a state lawmaker, Chicago Executive Airport officials announced late Friday afternoon they will eliminate any consideration of runway expansion beyond current airport boundaries. The prospect of extending…

Bill Aims to Expand MAP Grants to Prospective Teachers

Original article written by Chase Cavanaugh for Northern Public Radio on 3/5/2019. Link to the original article can be found HERE A bill expanding MAP grants to prospective teachers is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly. MAP grants are based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. Currently, they provide funding for…

CEA Seeks to Allay Fears of Possible Runway Extension

Original article written by Caroline Freer for Journal & Topics on March 1st, 2019. Link to original article can be found HERE With the heat of opposition building to the idea of a runway extension at Chicago Executive Airport, chairman of the airport board D. Court Harris is anxious to cool things down. “No one…

Residents concerned about idea of longer Chicago Executive Airport main runway

Original article written by Bob Susnjara for the Daily Herald on 2/25/19. Photo by Staff Photographer Joe Lewnard Link to original article may be found HERE  Saying he doesn’t see a potential for economic benefits, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll has joined several area residents by demanding that Chicago Executive Airport halt any talk of a…

Lawmaker on shooting: We want to find out about prevention

Original piece written for WAND 17 on 2/19/19 Link to original article can be found HERE SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – State leaders said they are reviewing exactly how the Aurora warehouse shooter got his FOID card. It’s been reported 45-year-old Gary Martin’s card was revoked in 2014, after authorities found out he was convicted of…

Carroll Committed to Israeli-American Partnership, Condemns Anti-Semitism

This is a press release that my office sent out the afternoon of February 11th, 2019. Carroll Committed to Israeli-American Partnership, Condemns Anti-Semitism Following a series of recent anti-Semitic comments from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is fighting to prevent hateful and divisive views from gaining a voice on the…

Gov. Pritzker, Lawmakers Vow Sweeping Changes to Address CPS Sexual Abuse Scandal

Original story by David Jackson for the Chicago Tribune. Click here for the original article. Illinois lawmakers have renewed bipartisan efforts to address the Chicago Public Schools sexual abuse scandal, filing bills designed to protect students by making sweeping changes to state laws. Legislators last year proposed 12 bills that would allow state officials to swiftly revoke the licenses of educators found to have sexually abused children, lift…

Bipartisan Township Consolidation Bill Reintroduced in Springfield

Original story written by Joe Barnas for Illinois Policy. Link to original article HERE Former Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill before leaving office, but bipartisan support in the General Assembly may send it back to the governor’s desk. Lawmakers in Springfield have renewed their efforts to make it easier for McHenry County taxpayers to cut a layer of local government that is often inefficient at best and…

Illinois Drivers May See End of Automated Tickets from Red-Light Cameras

Original Story written by Vincent Caruso for Illinois Policy, link to original article HERE Red-light cameras generated lots of traffic ticket revenue for local government without proof they made roads safer. One Illinois House bill would ban them from certain municipalities, but another would ban them statewide. Drivers in Illinois could see red-light cameras banned…
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