Penalties for alcohol-related offenses in St. Charles may soon see dramatic increases. The St. Charles liquor commission convened Monday night to hear police proposals to sober up bad behavior in their community.
Police proposed increases in fines for alcohol-related offenses such as public intoxication and public urination. According to St. Charles deputy chief of administration Steve Huffman, police suggested increasing the minimum fine from $100 to $250 for a first-time offense.
The Rockford City Council of the City of Rockford approved a release and settlement agreement with the Plaintiff on behalf of all named defendants in the matter of 09-cv-50236 Estate of Barmore v. City Of Rockford, et al. In exchange for a release of liability and dismissal with prejudice of all claims against the City of Rockford, et al, the Estate of Barmore will receive a settlement payment in the amount of $1,115,500.00 from the City of Rockford.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Tuesday approved the merger between Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System. According to a news release, the merger is expected to create a combined multi-regional health system that will provide care in more than 40 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. The new health system begins operations on Jan. 1.
A new report outlines how Illinois school districts feel about state education services.
The Lieutenant Governor's office is required by law to direct a committee which approves a survey at least every three years. School districts provide anonymous feedback on the quality and importance of services provided by the state.
More than 350 districts filled out the most recent survey.