Tim Mapes, Kevin Quinn and Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) all have more in common than just being three government operatives ensnared in the growing #MeToo movement that continues to rock the state capitol.
The House Committee on Financial Services, led by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Plano), has unanimously passed House Resolution 5749, otherwise known as the Options Markets Stability Act, which aims to facilitate liquidity in options markets by requiring bank regulators to provide targeted capital relief.
Republican state House candidate Alyssia Benford has joined the growing contingent of lawmakers and candidates for office who are calling for the ouster of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) in the wake of a widening sexual harassment scandal involving several of his close associates.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) continues to be dogged by growing allegations of bullying and sexual harassment involving senior staffers, the latest episode fingering long-time Chief of Staff Tim Mapes, who resigned when the claims came to light on Wednesday.
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) thinks the 1 percent statewide property tax being floated by some lawmakers as a way of paying down the state’s rising pension liability would be far worse than just a case of bad policy being enacted.