Tuesday, December 13, 2011
State Rep. Sid Mathias cites additional job creating provisions as reason for support.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Addressing the damage caused by the majority party’s large tax increase last January, State Rep. Sid Mathias (R-Buffalo Grove) voted in support of Senate Bill 397, which included incentives for Sears and the CME Group as well as job-creating incentives to businesses reeling from a poor economy and high taxes. Senate Bill 397 passed Monday with a vote 81-28-7. “While this legislation does not mitigate all the damage caused by the majority party’s tax increase, there was enough good in this bill to warrant my support on behalf of my district,” Mathias said in a statement. “Specifically, the R&D tax credit extension and the broad-based relief for large, medium and small sized business is what is desperately needed at this time.” Senate Bill …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Glenview vintage vehicle collection goes for more than $4 million.
The major piece of legislation that became law last week was the passage of a bill to allow Commonwealth Edison to construct a smart grid with the hopes of creating better infrastructure. Opponents point out that rates will cost consumers $3-a-month and that electric bills could rise dramatically over the next 10 years. The rate increase is expected to kick in this January. A Will County sheriff's deputy is accused in a lawsuit of breaking the neck of a private detective last year while responding to a dispute over a classic Pontiac Trans Am at a Plainfield auto repair shop. Matt Griebel, 30, is accused not only of fracturing a vertebra in Donald Swanson's neck, but also of pummeling him so severely his liver was damaged and clamping …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: McHenry County man who found $150K gets his wish.
On Tuesday afternoon, David Kraybill, 50, of Winnetka, was found guilty of first-degree murder of a childhood friend, Joel Cacharelis, 40, also of Winnetka. In February 2003, the victim was found facedown, with seven bullet wounds to the head and three bullet wounds on the back, on Forestway Drive beside the Skokie Lagoons. The jury also found Kraybill guilty of personally discharging a firearm that caused the death of the victim, according to police. After some residents complained that honoring a former mayor convicted of felony made Niles a joke, and others insisted the village honor the ex-mayor, Nicholas Blase, for successes during his 47 years in office, the Niles village board voted Tuesday to remove the "Nicholas Blase Plaza" …