Political gamesmanship and a dereliction of duty by Democratic lawmakers forced the spring legislative session to end without a budget deal, Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) said, according to a press release.
"Remorseless acts of violence" committed by Turkish personnel against American citizens cannot go unpunished, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and 39 of his colleagues said in a letter to the U.S. attorney general and secretary of state.
A House measure that would supposedly offer more protection for workers would actually cause them more harm and damage businesses as well, several Republican lawmakers said after passage of House Bill 2525 on Wednesday.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
The Illinois Republican Party is asking voters throughout Will County to call their Democratic representatives, either Rep. Natalie Manley or Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, and urge them to vote against a budget plan that passed the Senate on Tuesday.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.