Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
The Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) are calling DuPage Trustee Maripat Oliver a “hypocrite” for her ongoing -- and proven baseless -- allegations of criminal activity by her colleague, Trustee Alyssia Benford, and they are insisting that she resign.
The questionable professional practices of former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer and current Joliet Township Supervisor Daniel Vera have both been subjected to relentless examination by the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Tim Baldermann, a Republican candidate for the 37th District state House seat now held by Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), has an aversion to paying property taxes even though his income from multiple public sources depends on others paying their taxes, county records show.
Will County Republican Chairman George Pearson ripped into the Republican primary candidacy of a known Nazi sympathizer and racist who is bidding again to take on long-time Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3rd District) in the general election next November.
A government watchdog group is working to get to the bottom of why two criminal complaints were filed against DuPage Township Trustee Alyssia Benford back in January, complaints that the Will County State’s Attorney has determined to be without merit.
An investigation by the DuPage Township’s law firm into former Supervisor William Mayer has validated the months-long work of a government watchdog group that sounded alarms of Mayer’s troubling, and in some instances, potentially criminal behavior, while in office.
An Illinois pro-life leader said that he was encouraged that Will County authorities turned the investigation into more than 2,200 aborted remains discovered in abortion provider’s Ulrich Klopfer’s garage over to the Indiana Attorney General.
Will County board member Steve Balich (R-Homer Glen) said that the board’s earlier inaction on a proclamation condemning the killing of babies who survive abortions now haunts him with the discovery of more than 2,000 aborted remains in the county.
As a Republican candidate for the state House, New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann, 53, is almost certain to face scrutiny from voters over his receiving a publicly-funded pension check and multiple government pay checks, says George Pearson, chairman of the Will County Republican Central Committee.
Tim Baldermann, who collects checks from four government entities, is maneuvering to add another high paying government position to his resume by assuming the House seat being vacated by a retiring Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), sources tell the Will County Gazette.
An audit of the Will County Sheriff’s Office is the only way to get to the bottom of charges in a lawsuit of faked payroll records by higher-ups in the office, says Will County Board member Steve Balich (R-Homer Glen). But Balich says his calls for an audit have been shrugged off by the Democratically controlled board.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
The Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) are insistent that Bolingbrook Village Clerk Carol Penning either hired herself as her own assistant, or that a law was broken, if, as she insists, someone else did the hiring.
DuPage Township Trustee Alyssia Benford, who filed a complaint in January against former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer’s use of campaign funds, described the April 3 preliminary hearing by the State Board of Elections as “contentious.”
A State Board of Elections hearing into some questionable campaign transfers by former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer was cancelled because Mayer could not be served notice of the hearing, according to DuPage Trustee Alyssia Benford, who filed the complaint about the transfers with the board.
DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer announced his resignation last night at the Board of Trustees monthly meeting under mounting pressure from a government watchdog group over what it calls gross mishandling of the township’s accounts.