At least one major change emerged from Monday night’s Carmi City of Council closed session. Carmi will in the spring elect a mayor that will be full time instead of part time. Along with that, the pay will double from $23,000 to $46,000 annually. ... Read More.
Carmi City Council met Tuesday evening for another brisk gathering lasting only 8 minutes. Members approved another pay request for the now complete Industrial Drive project; this one to the engineering firm Brown & Roberts... Read More.
The Village of Carrier Mills reminds residents that they can pay their water bills online if they would like. The village has partnered with CourtMoney.com to receive those online payments. To access the bill pay, go to CourtMoney.com, click on Make Payment, you can... Read More.
State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) is co-sponsoring legislation that would prohibit a pay raise for lawmakers. Under current law, lawmakers are scheduled to receive a Cost of Living Adjustment increase, or COLA, to their salary July 1. House Bill 5760 would ensure... Read More.
Illinois has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Kmart Corporation, owned by Sears Holdings Management Corporation (“Kmart”), charged the Medicaid program more than its usual and customary charge for certain drugs. Under the Settlement Agreement, Kmart agreed to pay... Read More.
Legislation requiring life insurance companies to look back to 1996 to identify policy holders who have died and the benefits have not been claimed or paid to their loved ones passed the Illinois House today, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. The Illinois House passed the... Read More.
The Rauner Administration filed a brief in the Fifth Judicial District Appellate Court this afternoon addressing the duplicity of the Attorney General’s appeal in the state employee pay lawsuit. For over a year, AG Madigan benefitted from the very court order she is... Read More.
Deputy Governor Leslie Munger released the following statement on lawmaker pay, calling on Comptroller Susana Mendoza to ask for an immediate stay of the judge's ruling pending appeal. "Today, we witnessed the ultimate act of self interest - lawmakers putting their very... Read More.
The Rauner Administration, including the Department of Central Management Services (CMS), Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Human Services (DHS), on Friday called on Comptroller Susana Mendoza to comply with court orders, avoid creating a human service crisis and pay nearly... Read More.
State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted to deny state lawmaker pay increases during a meeting of the House Executive Committee on Thursday morning. The Benton Republican and first-term lawmaker had filed an identical piece of legislation, HB 3790. “House Bill 643 will deny lawmakers an... Read More.