Archive for July, 2016

29
Jul

A new Illinois law will increase accountability and transparency in the use of public funds while also reducing any administrative burden on state agencies and grant recipients.  The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, or GATA for short, sets up a free process that hopefully will not be too complicated. The Catholic Conference of Illinois is offering the following guidance to GATA since the law does apply to Catholic ...

19
Jul

Pope Francis in his July 2016  prayer video asks us to respect the identity and traditions of all Indigenous people.

18
Jul

July 18, 2016 show Members of St. Martin de Porres parish in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago regularly go out into the streets after Mass, holding signs of "Honk for Jesus," and "Prayer Changes Things." Pastor Tom Walsh tells Bob about the programs offered by the parish to residents as an alternative to the sometimes violent unrest found in a neighborhood beset by high unemployment and poverty. Next, Cook County Circuit Judge Colleen Sheehan talks about the upcoming pilot ...

01
Jul

State lawmakers yesterday approved a stopgap budget for the new fiscal year, just hours before  FY 2017 was set to begin.  The six-month spending plan outlined in Senate Bill 2047 fully funds a year of K-12 education and keeps the lights on at state agencies until the end of the calendar year.  It partially finances state universities, community colleges and social service providers for ...