The debate over whether to use higher taxes to cope with Illinois’ budget woes recently took a turn when citizens petitioning their state representative for lower taxes were dismissed with a simple change in terminology.
State government isn't doing enough for small businesses in Illinois, where their voices too often are muted by big corporations, the Republican candidate for the 44th District state House seat said during a recent interview.
Broadcasting retirement system or pension fund hearings in real time and archiving the recorded video on a website for public access is a great idea, but not necessarily feasible to some GOP lawmakers.
HB4237, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) to alter the Illinois Excellence Fund, would seemingly undermine the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions placed on charitable contributions by the federal government and hamper private scholarship funding donations, according to some GOP lawmakers.
Reps. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) and Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) had questions regarding the transportation of firearms and issues about grandfathering during last week's House floor debate on proposed legislation to set age restrictions on firearm ownership.
Park Ridge Republican Marilyn Smolenski isn't just looking to unseat state Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) in the 55th District in this year's general election, a prominent Maine Township Republican said during a recent interview.
Amelia "Ammie" Kessem has been a Chicago police officer since 1999. Now she is running against incumbent Robert Martwick as a Republican for the Illinois House of Representatives seat in District 19 and reaching out to voters to talk about some of the problems that seem inherent in Illinois politics.
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.