House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) argued before passage of the state's education funding reform bill on Aug. 28 that it was what Illinois and its schoolchildren needed to move forward.
Rep. Robert Martwick's (D-Chicago) failure to disclose $170,000 in income from his political consulting business illustrates how little he knows about the common person, Ammie Kessem suggested on a recent edition of "Illinois Rising."
Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) had some choice words for racists and white supremacists during a recent House discussion: Take your twisted language, hate and ideology, and put it “where the sun don’t shine.”
Sen. Tom Rooney (R-Rolling Meadows) said on Sunday that he found it ironic that Senate Democrats are expressing concerns about state schools not opening on time after doing nothing with the state's K-12 funding bill since May.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Rep. Thomas Morrison (R-Palatine) voted against the new Illinois budget and against overriding Gen. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of it because the budget simply continues to squeeze Illinoisans rather than helping them, he said.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
Even a half-measure is better than nothing at this point, Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) suggested to fellow House members on Friday in urging a vote on Senate budget bill to provide essential funding to the state.