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.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) must be ousted in next year's elections to ensure a better future for the state, a one-time campaign opponent of Moylan said recently.
While some Evanston employees will see a little fatter paychecks thanks to the recent minimum wage increase in Cook County, they might also find fewer places to spend the extra cash, according to a campaign strategist.
Rep. Robert Martwick's (D-Chicago) vote for the House budget plan that includes a significant tax hike was reckless and contrary to the interests of his constituents, Ammie Kessem, who has announced a bid for Martwick's seat in 2018, said in a press release.
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) political influence in Illinois is unrivaled, extends far beyond his role in the General Assembly and must be countered, John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, argued in a column recently.