Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boone County spends $18K to fix sewer problem

 “Our feeder line seemed to be blocked or broken and we couldn’t identify where the problem was,”…

Employees at the building had no working restrooms from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12.

spend an unbudgeted $18,683.50 to remedy the problem. …

$12,975 of the emergency funding went to cover the plumbing and sanitary repair, with the remainder supporting a field manager and landscaping, sidewalk repair, and curb replacement, which will be done this spring.

[State Rep. Jehan Gordon, D-Peoria] … said because many urban school districts, in Chicagoland and across downstate Illinois, are losing their property tax base, a cut in general state aid would hit them harder

Click on the following for more details:  Boone County spends $18K to fix sewer problem - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

NIU proton therapy center runs out of time, needs new state permit | Daily Chronicle

That two-year period will come to an end Friday. And the project remains far from completion,
NIPTRC representatives said.
NIPTRC blamed its failure to complete the project on the problems that have plagued the capital markets, making it virtually impossible to issue the $140 million in bonds

If built, the NIPTRC facility would be the Chicago area’s second proton therapy center, as Central DuPage Hospital and Bloomington, Ind.-based ProCure are completing work on the region’s first such proton center in Warrenville.

Click on the following for more details:  NIU proton therapy center runs out of time, needs new state permit | Daily Chronicle

Citizens With a Vision for District 100—where are you?

This campaign committee received tens of thousands of dollars and spend the money on expensive advertizing  to convince  the taxpayers to build North Belvidere High School.  After the defeat of the $.35 Education Fund increase in 2007 we have not heard of this organization.

Does it still exist?  Who runs the organization?   Is there any money left?

Well the committee still has an active status according to the Illinois State Board of Election.  Their fillings are available at:  http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/CommitteeList.aspx?id=17844

For your convenience here is information from some of there recent filings.

Citizens With a Vision for District 100
Purpose: Raise awareness to assist passage of school referendum.

c/o James Twyning, Treas
11811 Pony Ln
Belvidere, IL 61008-9686    Active
Local 11910

Creation Date:1/13/2004

Officers
Name                     Title                                  Address
David K Adkins     CoChair/Treas 2156 St James Ave Belvidere, IL 61008

James V. Twyning  Co-Chairman 11811 Pony Ln Belvidere, IL 61008

 

Since June 30, 2007 the committee has had $10,146.79 available. 

Their latest semi-annual Report is shown below.  Click on the photocopy to enlarge:

citizens with vision

The Daily Northwestern - College Democrats to bring Rod Blagojevich to campus

A new acting role for Rod—”an expert on ethics”. 

Blagojevich will speak to the Northwestern community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at Cahn Auditorium. The event, titled “Ethics in Politics: An evening with Former Governor Rod Blagojevich,” is sponsored by College Democrats.

Click on the following for more details:  The Daily Northwestern - College Democrats to bring Rod Blagojevich to campus

Daily Herald | Shaw enters printing agreement with Paddock Publications

Nearly all of the independent papers in Northwest and West collar counties will be printed in Schaumburg. 

Paddock, which publishes the Daily Herald, will begin printing the Northwest Herald and Shaw's other suburban newspapers at its production facility in Schaumburg

Paddock also will print the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, the Kane County Chronicle, the Lake County Journal, The MidWeek and several other publications

Click on following for more details:  Daily Herald | Shaw enters printing agreement with Paddock Publications

Despite economy, Rockton leaders optimistic about TIF performance | The Rock River Times

A short story evaluating Rockton and Chemtool. 

Chemtool presently has 60 employees on the site, and that 40 additional employees will be relocating from the Crystal Lake facility at the beginning of March.

As a result of Chemtool owner Jim Athans’ investments, Adams estimated the challenged property is now worth approximately $15 million.

“Two years ago, when we first set this up, it was considerably less than that,

Click on the following for details:  Despite economy, Rockton leaders optimistic about TIF performance | The Rock River Times