This week’s Word on the Street column reports that the City and County have been doing smoking ban stings lately: “The county performed 203 compliance checks and wrote 45 tickets. The city performed 123 checks and wrote eight tickets.” And, “The effort was funded by a [$15,000] grant the Peoria City/County Health Department received [...]
Following up my last post, I ran across this press release from Governor Quinn’s office explaining his support for HB 3785:
Governor Quinn Signs Legislation Protecting Free Speech in Illinois Municipalities Cannot Restrict Political Signs on Residential Properties
CHICAGO – June 3, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law that prevents [...]
Roof-top signs, “floppy-man” signs, and temporary banners were just some of the signs discussed at Tuesday’s Sign Review Committee meeting. But one thing the committee can do little about is political signs.
A new Illinois law set to take effect January 1, 2011, limits the city’s home rule authority to limit how long [...]
Illinois State Sen. Dan Duffy may not get his wish for a complete ban on red-light cameras in Illinois, but he says “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.”
A special subcommittee on red-light cameras met Tuesday evening and heard testimony on both sides of the issue. Many citizens and experts, [...]
State Sen. Dan Duffy’s bill to ban red-light cameras in Illinois (S.B. 2466) was assigned to a special subcommittee earlier this month. Now a date has been set for the subcommittee to meet: next Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 6 p.m. According to a recent Christian Science Monitor article, “State Sen. Dan Duffy (R) [...]
Reading through the new Illinois law set to take effect next year, I got to wondering, will it be against the law to read electronic billboards? Here’s the language of Public Act 096-0130:
(a) As used in this Section:
“Electronic communication device” means an electronic device, including but not limited to a wireless [...]
Regular commentator Mahkno has left a most interesting comment on the Peoria Pundit website that I’m going to shamelessly steal and quote in its entirety here:
Museum folks ran a very push orientated poll this eve. Had a good 30 second to full minute intro about how great the education benefits would be, how [...]
From the Journal Star:
With little debate, the Illinois Senate today voted 51-4 to send Gov. Rod Blagojevich a proposal to let Peoria County ask voters to OK a special sales tax to help pay for the Peoria riverfront museum.
The legislation, Senate Bill 1290, passed earlier in the House of Representatives. With Blagojevich’s [...]
The Smoke Free Illinois Act was so poorly drafted that courts have ruled it cannot be enforced.
The decision by Associate Judge Cornelius Hollerich, combined with the rejection of proposed regulations for the statute by the state earlier this year, appears to leave no recourse for the prosecution of smokers cited for lighting [...]
From a press release:
Park Advocates To Gather at Jubilee College State Park To Send A Message to Springfield:
Save Our Parks – Stop the IDNR Cuts!
Cuts Take Effect Thursday Unless Springfield Acts What: A press conference to protest cuts made by Governor Blagojevich to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources that threaten [...]