Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
It may be business as usual in Springfield now that House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has won re-election as Illinois Democratic Party chairman, but at least one Republican is questioning the move.
Legislators in Springfield should pass legislation to consolidate services, despite township opposition to those ideas, an Arlington Heights School Board member said while expressing his personal opinions during a recent interview.
With Illinois facing a "death spiral," noted economist Brian Wesbury cannot understand why Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t spoken out against recent talk of an added tax hike, which he believes would exacerbate the issue.
Even with criticism directed at her by many in her own party, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) remains convinced she has the support of her caucus in her 'grand bargain' push that could end Illinois’ nearly two-year budget impasse.