Preview For JCP 47
-It would cost the city $800 million dollars to purchase a license for a casino. Governor Blagojevich said he is willing to pay a lower price.
-Dennis Hastert is expected to announce his resignation soon.
-Jill Morgenthaler will be running against Peter Roskham for the 6th Illinois COngressional seat. She has resigned as the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff.
-Cook County Brd. Pres. Todd Stroger says that he is asking for more revenue than he needs but is willing to give a tax break later. He also says that its better for him to to get all of the money from you now then having to keep coming to you year after year.
-Mayor Daley says that a privatization of the parking meters in no excuse for not raising the taxes. He said the money coming from the meters would be placed in a reserve fund with interest income. the aldermen just may use this excuse to not raise the taxes.
-Lieutennant Governor Pat Quinn sent the Gov. a letter asking him to call for an immediate house session to vot on banning pay to play state contracts.
-Governor Blagojevich's income dropped $19,000