Saturday, September 23, 2017

IL House Republican Leader, Rep Jim Durkin on Fixing Illinois

From the City Club of Chicago: Rep Jim Durkin, covers the political tug-of-war that's developed in Springfield, and where we go now that the...

Gov. Rauner (R) Signs Bill Enacting Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

The Bill Makes important changes to protect residents from unjust property forfeiture CHICAGO (Sept. 19, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed HB303, bipartisan legislation aimed...

Rep Barbara Flynn Currie (D) Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018

Chicago -- Rich Miller of CapitolFax reports Rep Barbara Flynn Currie, who was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1978, and...

And the Beat Goes On: Rep Carol Sente (D) the...

Vernon Hills -- Rep Carol Sente will not seek reelection to the House in 2018.  She joins a long list of House members from...

Reports Say State Rep Brandon Phelps (D) the Latest to Pull...

WSIL-TV reports State Rep Brandon Phelps intends to resign from his office in the very near future, due to a continuing problem with an...

House Floor Debate on SB-1947, the School Funding Reform Bill

From the House Chamber: Before the Illinois House passed SB-1947, the bill that reforms the school funding formula, it first voted it down, after...

Illinois Senators Vote to Pass SB-1947, Changing the State’s Education Formula

State Capitol:   After the Illinois Senate voted to approve the bill changing the state's formula for distributing money to school districts around the...

After Political Back-flips, the Illinois House Passes an Education Funding Bill

State Capitol:   If anyone thinks democracy is easy, they should come to Illinois.  On Monday, the House spent an hour debating a new...

Our Visit with Freshman Senator John Curran (R), Appointed to Replace...

From the State Capitol: We talk with Sen John Curran, who was selected to fill the seat vacated by former Republican Senate Leader, Christine...

Legislative Leaders Say They’ve Reached an Agreement “In Principle” on Education...

Chicago -- Speaker Madigan cancelled the House session that was to have met this past Wednesday for a vote to try and override the...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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