Allen Ashley donated $1,000 to Democrat Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz's election campaign committee, Friends for Jennifer, on Jan. 21, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) announced her intention to file legislation forbidding lawmakers from dipping into their campaign donations to pay legal fees they accumulate due to unethical behavior.
Qualifying seniors in Cook County will receive much-needed property tax exemptions automatically this year rather than 2021 as a result of a new law championed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, and signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Fighting for the rights of women and individuals who experience gender-based violence, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is sponsoring new legislation urging the United State Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Illinois congressional candidate Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) would like to know when her 2020 opponent in the 6th District, incumbent U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove), will finally stand up and take some accountability.
To encourage residents to take advantage of the Constituent Education Resource Card program, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) is hosting a sign-up drive on Jan. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Elk Grove Village Public Library, located at 1001 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village.
Illinois state Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) is counting the days to the start of the next legislative session and having another chance at attaining some measure of property tax relief for desperate homeowners.
State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) stood with House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Property Tax Relief Task Force members to denounce the missed opportunity and failed effort of the Democrat-controlled Task Force to seriously consider and recommend meaningful short- and long-term property tax relief.
As a way to engage local residents in the legislative process, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is encouraging constituents to contact her office with ideas for new bills to be considered in Illinois.
State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, recognized Hoffman Estates Police Department Officers Joshua Chlebanowski and Pat Patla for appropriately handling and reassuring local residents of their community’s values when responding to a heinous incident in which a family was being harassed for their ethnicity.
State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, released the following statement in response to a WBEZ report uncovering emails between a former statehouse lobbyist and high-level employees of the Quinn administration that allude to a possible cover-up of rape by state employees.