Illinois Republican House Floor Leader Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) struggles to understand how Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) can distance himself from former lobbyist Mike McClain now that the House Speaker's longtime associate is under intense scrutiny over a potential rape cover-up.
With a new Pew Charitable Trusts survey ranking Illinois next to last in the U.S. in personal-income growth since the Great Recession, House candidate Laura Hois (R-Downers Grove) is more determined than ever to punch her ticket to Springfield.
As Illinois continues to be plagued by ever worsening allegations of public corruption, State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) is inviting residents to join him for a discussion about Illinois’ ethics laws and solutions to address public corruption in the state.
State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is introducing legislation which aims to address violence by creating a pilot program that will study the effect trauma centers have in communities disproportionately impacted with high levels of violence.
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.
Illinois House Republican Floor Leader Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was not particularly surprised to see the latest task force created to provide relief from state property taxes fall well short of its goals.
Illinois state Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is convinced that Springfield will never get the kind of ethics reform it needs as long House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) remains in charge, so she is doing something about it.
State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the following statement in response to yet another appalling revelation about Speaker Madigan’s inner circle: “Ghost payrolling is one thing, but to use the coverup of a rape as a positive reason to keep someone employed by the state, is unconscionable.
Statement from Congressman Lipinski in response to newly released emails from Boeing relating to the 737 MAX plane crash investigations. The emails were release to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday and are incredibly damning. One Boeing employee commented “this airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys.”
Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) recently blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and 14th District Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) in a new video condemning their involvement in the impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.
Throughout his long career in public service, state House Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) has perhaps never before felt as politically hamstrung as he does now while trying to achieve property tax relief for his fellow Illinoisans.
Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington) wonders what U.S. Rep Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) is thinking by questioning President Donald Trump’s recent decision to order the drone attack that killed Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.