Thursday, November 23, 2017

The State Budget and Education

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards annual conference in Chicago- Sen Jason Barickman (R), Sen Bertino-Tarrent (D), are joined by Rep Bob Pritchard...

At Hearing on Mandating Sexual Harrassment Training, a Senator is Accused...

Chicago, October 31, 2017 -  As Speaker Madigan sat by having just delivered testimony on a blll, SB-402, that would mandate training against sexual...

Attempts to Regulate Bump Stocks on Guns and Apply Other Regulations...

From the State Capitol: Following the shooting in Las Vegas, where the shooter used a device called a "bump stock" that allowed a semi-automatic...

UPDATE: House Fails to Override Gov’s Veto of Bill that Prohibits...

State Capitol:  In a major victory for Gov Rauner, on Wednesday, House members attempted to override the Governor’s veto of a bill that would...

House Democrats Blast Trump Administration’s Puerto Rico Rescue Response, Calling it...

by Kevin Schmidt and Casey Egan Medill News Service WASHINGTON -- Disgruntled House Democrats, led by House members of Puerto Rican descent, blasted the Trump administration’s...

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...

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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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