Reforms need to be implemented before any income tax increase sees the light of day, a suburban Chicago state representative said while also alluding to lessons he said Illinois needs to learn from New York State.
A state House member for less than a month, Rep. Yehiel "Mark" Kalish (D-Chicago) , a former lobbyist, already has bigger problems than finding his way around the state Capitol and tending to constituent problems: He might soon have the might of the world’s religions crashing down on him, if a rabbi from New York has his way.
Lobbyist Yehiel Mark Kalish confirmed that he is “lobbying hard” for Lou Lang’s (D-Skokie) vacated House seat, but he says that no deal is in the works whereby Lang would get Kalish’s clients in exchange for the seat.
State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) will reject more qualified candidates and hand his House seat to lobbyist Yehiel Mark Kalish in exchange for at least some of Kalish’s clients, a source familiar with the deal told North Cook News.
As Democrats celebrate big wins in November's midterm elections, a suburban Chicago state representative said during a recent interview that the Illinois GOP needs to unite in ways he saw writ small during his narrowly successful campaign.
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.
The number of competitive Illinois state legislative races in the Nov. 6 midterm elections will be 18 more than what it was four years ago as more major-party candidates go head-to-head is districts across the state.
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chairman Michael J. Madigan (D-Chicago) has reported $71,788 in July contributions to Maggie Trevor, a Democrat running for the Illinois House of Representatives against incumbent Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine).