Automatic voter registration law doesn’t allocate money for implementation

January 2nd, 11:44 AM

Greg Bishop | Illinois News Network

Greg Bishop | Illinois News Network


Automatically registering voters anytime they register with certain state government agencies was considered a major legislative priority by some at the statehouse, but lawmakers haven’t put the necessary tax dollars behind it to get it started.

As it is right now, Illinois residents can opt in to registering to vote when they get or update information for a state ID card or driver’s license. Lawmakers pushed to make that

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Trump’s Irish resort loses money for third consecutive…

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump has lost money for a third year in a row at his golf club in Ireland, but business appears to be improving.

Financial statements filed with the Irish government show the golf resort owned by the U.S. president lost $2.6 million in 2016, the latest year available. The losses come amid signs of trouble at some of his other golf resorts.

The Irish losses were 17 percent higher a year earlier. Revenue rose, too, in 2016.

The Trump International Golf Links and Hotel was hurt by a shut down for 2015 and part of 2016 while the property in Doonbeg, Ireland, was being refurbished. According to a prepared statement, the resort expects to report an operating profit for 2017. Those results aren’t expected until late 2018.

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Film review: ‘All the Money in the World’

Just a few short months ago, Ridley Scott’s new crime drama
“All the Money in the World” faced disaster when the career of Kevin Spacey — who
played one of the film’s major roles — imploded spectacularly in the wake of
several allegations of sexual misconduct. The behind-the-scenes shake-ups
threatened to overshadow the film completely, but rather than delay the release
or scrap the project entirely, Scott made the unprecedented decision to recast Spacey’s part, despite the fact that the film had already
been completed. Hiring Christopher Plummer, the director set about reshooting
and replacing all the actor’s scenes with less than two months before the film
was set to hit theaters. Watching the film, you’d never know the change had
taken place.

The film is
a stylish, glossy thriller inspired by the 1973 real-life kidnapping of John
Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), the 16-year-old grandson of oil tycoon John
Paul Getty (the role played by Christopher Plummer). The scoundrels demand a
$17 million ransom, an amount that young John’s mother, and Getty’s former
daughter-in-law, Gail (an excellent Michelle Williams) has no hope of paying,
thanks to her decision a year prior to refuse the Getty family fortune in
exchange for maintaining custody of her children. But that decision now makes
her dependent on Getty, and the ruthless cheapskate refuses to pay.

As John’s
ordeal stretches on for weeks and then months, we follow Gail’s desperate
efforts to get her son back, with the help of Getty’s head of security, a

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Male docs get more industry money than female peers

Financial inequities between industry payments to men and women physicians are “pervasive,” say authors of a new JAMA Internal Medicine research letter analyzing 2015 payments received by over 930,000 U.S. doctors — from consulting fees and covering expenses to grants — by gender and specialty.

Women doctors represented one third of the total of physicians records examined in the study. In all specialities men were paid more — with a median advantage of $1,470. In one case, male neurosurgeons pulled in payments worth about $15,800; women neurosurgeons only got $3,970.

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“At first glance, this finding can be interpreted as merely another example of gender disparities in the workplace, which we have seen before with gender gaps in physician salaries and research funding,” study coauthor Kathryn Tringale of the University of California, San Diego, told Reuters.

The researchers combed through a combination of the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services National Plan Provider Enumeration System and the 2015 Open Payment reports, which tracks payments to U.S. doctors.

Although the data starkly showed the financial discrepancy, it doesn’t necessarily paint as clear a picture of underlying causes, she advised.

“A lot of this has to do not just

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Highlights of 2017, in cartoons

Over the course of 2017, “CBS This Morning” resident cartoonist Liza Donnelly drew on location and in Studio 57, capturing events, people and places on her tablet and sharing them via social media. 

Here is a selection of highlights from her visual reportage, starting with President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017.

See more of Donnelly’s illustrations from that day.

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Andrew Cunanan’s trail of terror

From beginning to end, the senseless murders carried out by spree killer Andrew Cunanan left five people dead and many more questions in its wake.

Watch: “48 Hours:” Murder by Design

Jeff Trail, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and a Gulf War veteran, was described as an upbeat, fun-loving, compassionate man.  He was pursuing a career with the California Highway Patrol before suddenly and unexpectedly moving to Minneapolis.

“48 Hours”‘ Richard Schlesinger on meeting Jeff Trail

Michael Williams, a close friend of Trail’s, recalls the conversation they had right before he left. “I said ‘please be safe’ and he reached under the seat [of his car] and pulled out his handgun, and he said, ‘I’m gonna be safe, I’ve got this…’ “

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Shelley Mook: Tennessee mom missing since 2011

Kevin Keele, pictured here with CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller, was hired by Shelley Mook’s family to investigate her disappearance and is still on the case.

Miller:  Where are you taking me?

Keele: We are going to a cell tower in Beech Grove, Tennessee

Miller: A cell tower?

Keele: Yes

The cell tower Keele is referencing is the last one that pinged Shelley’s cellphone the night she disappeared. He claims it was several hours after Shelley was last seen, and that he cannot image why she would be there.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation: 1-800-TBI-FIND [1-800-824-3463]

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