Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
GOP legislators in Springfield received their marching orders in November's general election to keep pushing for reform, the newly named House Republican Conference chairman said during a recent interview.
Democratic suburban state legislators have been feeling the heat this winter from constituents over their support of Chicago's Michael J. Madigan for Illinois House Speaker.But not Des Plaines' Marty Moylan.
Despite the Illinois Senate’s recent vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on automatic voter registration, the State House failed to follow suit on Monday, resulting in a no-go for the legislation.
Dan Gott, Republican candidate for the District 55 state House seat, joined several other GOP state House candidates this week in signing a “No Madigan” pledge, promising that if they win in the Nov. 8 election, they would refuse to vote for Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to remain House speaker.
Jessica Tucker, the Republican challenger for state House in District 18, recently responded to incumbent state Rep. Robyn Gabel's (D-Evanston) assertion that Gov. Bruce Rauner was to blame for Illinois' fiscal woes.
Displaying an oversized blank check made out to 'Illinois State Workers' that looms in the background behind state Rep. Carol Sente (D-District 59), a recent online ad campaign is urging voters to 'bounce blank check Carol.'
Mike Strick, Republican candidate for District 84 in the Illinois House of Representatives, recently asserted that his NoMoreMadigan pledge has been garnering some positive responses among voters and candidates these past few weeks.
State Representatives Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) joined 28 members of Chicago’s Springfield delegation in support of a state taxpayer bailout of Chicago’s Public Schools (CPS).