Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), State Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove), State Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) and State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) voted in support of the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment,” helping to pass the measure 72-45.
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.
After being accused of sexual harassment by activist Maryann Loncar today -- and a day after he helped pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state House -- Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) resigned from his leadership role as deputy majority leader.
Ten House Republicans, including State Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove), voted in favor of a measure that would make female-only bathrooms, prisons, schools, and shelters unconstitutional, require women to serve in military combat roles and ban any public accommodation for pregnant women.
As a recently released U.S. Census Bureau report shows that Chicago's population continues to drop for the third year in a row, the Republican candidate for Illinois House District 98 says a lack of job and economic opportunities are what is driving people away from the state.