Illinois quick hits: Bill limiting pullovers not expected to advance; Bears’ property tax conflict



Bill limiting pullovers not expected to advance

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that could limit police pulling over drivers for speeding and other traffic offenses.

State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is calling for several changes to the Illinois Vehicle Code. His bill would prohibit law enforcement officers from stopping drivers for several traffic violations, including speeding and improper lane usage.

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association expressed opposition to the bill and doesn’t expect it to advance during spring session.

Bears’ property tax conflict

The Chicago Bears and school districts around Arlington Heights are far apart on the team’s possible property tax bill.

According to testimony during a hearing Tuesday, the two sides are $100 million apart on the valuation of the former Arlington Racecourse site. The team’s attorney argued at a Cook County Board of Review hearing that the property should be valued at $60 million and taxed at the 10% rate for residential and vacant land, due to the work done to demolish the existing structures on the site, versus the 25% tax rate for commercial properties.

Best dental health

A new study shows that Illinois has the best dental health than any other state in the country.

In order to determine where people have the healthiest teeth and gums in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key indicators of dental wellness. Helping Illinois’ ranking was the fact that the state had the lowest percentage of adults in the country who have experienced oral pain in the past year.

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