Lawyers for former Congressman Aaron Schock say the federal government crossed the line when it used a staffer as an informant. Newly released court documents paint a picture of a staffer for Schock wearing a wire and turning over a mountain of evidence. Prosecutors aren't commenting on Schock's lawyers' claims. Schock is facing a trial this summer on charges that he abused government and campaign spending accounts for his own gain.
The toughest part about convincing people there's a need to change Normal is convincing people there's a need to change. But candidate for mayor Marc Tiritilli says once he explains the town's finances to voters, most see the need right away. But Tiritilli says that's the easy part of his campaign. The hard part is running into the status quo mentality about government in Normal. Tiritilli says there needs to be some balance and sanity in Normal. He says uptown is great, but the town can't afford to continue to pay for all of these projects.
Sen. Bill Brady Tuesday jump-started the conversation to end a two-year budget impasse as he introduced a full and balanced Fiscal Year 2018 budget that protects the state’s highest priority programs, reins in spending and eliminates two-thirds of the state’s mountain of unpaid bills.Brady’s proposal provides for selling revenue bonds totaling $6 billion to significantly reduce the state’s backlog of unpaid bills and saving the state millions of dollars in late-payment interest costs. The overall proposal will take the total owed back to the June 2015 level of about $4.4 billion. The proposal also includes a hard-spending cap of roughly $36 billion in general funds.
AARON SCHOCK’S LAWYER’S SHOCKING CLAIM–RUSSIA IS PISSED AND THREATENS TO RELEASE OBAMA INTEL–FOX’S JON DECKER TALKS RUSSIA SPY-GATE–SANCTUARY CITIES REACTIONS AND ONE SHERIFF SAYS “LOCK UP THE MAYORS, GOVERNORS AND POLICE OFFICIALS IF THEY DON’T OBEY THE IMMIGRATION LAWS”