Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Northwest Herald’s Opinion | Cut leaders’ fleet of cars

Illinoisans now know of one area that certainly can, should and must be cut: the Legislature’s fleet of vehicles.

multibillion-dollar budget deficits, [yet] the Illinois Senate still owns a fleet of six vehicles available for use by top leaders of both parties. Along with two other Ford Escapes, the Senate fleet has two late-model Ford Tauruses and a 2005 Dodge Caravan.

Not to be outdone, the Illinois House has eight state-owned vehicles at its leaders’ disposal: a 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid, 2007 Ford and Chrysler vans, 2007 GMC Yukon, 2006 and 2005 Chrysler 300s, a 2004 Chrysler Concorde, and a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

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U of I Extension director says reorganization plan near

detailing how Boone County can become part of a three- to five-county office. He won’t, however, specify which counties will merge.

. Mailand believes core programs, like locally run 4-H and the master gardeners, won’t expand and will stay local.

Click on the following for more details:  U of I Extension director says reorganization plan near - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star