Wheatland area residents are invited to join the Wheatland Township Republican Organization (WTRO) for its 21st annual golf outing on Aug. 25 at the Tamarack Golf Club in Naperville, according to a press release.
In what Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) described on his Facebook account as unusual support from both sides of the aisles, Senate Bill 8 passed the Legislature at the end of the spring legislative session with relative ease.
When the Illinois House passed a 33 percent income tax increase as the new fiscal year was beginning, the action drew opposition from many Republicans, including House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs).
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
The south suburbs of Chicago are the ideal place for business growth, but no one wants to move there because the property taxes will keep them before they can get established, Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) argued in a House panel debate on Friday.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
State Reps. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and David Welter (R-Morris) recently hosted a free jobs fair to connect job seekers with more than 90 employers with positions to fill, according to a press release.
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.