Former Illinois state Sen. Dwight Kay (R-Edwardsville) wonders who exactly Chicago's 15th Ward Ald. Ray Lopez thinks he is serving with his “conception fees” proposal, designed to discourage couples from having too many children.
Illinois Republican Party officials are calling on Sens. Kim Lightford (D-Maywood) and Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the two finalists for the position of next state Senate President, to publicly endorse fair maps.
Illinois House candidate Amy Elik (R-Alton) wonders what it will take for incumbent state Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Alton) to put the interests of people in the 111th District ahead of those of embattled House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
Freshmen Illinois state Sen. Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) is grateful for the praise his bill eliminating registration fees for certain farming equipment is drawing as one of the most sensible of more than 250 new laws enacted on Jan. 1.
Illinois state Rep. C. D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) wants residents of his 100th District impacted by recent heavy flooding to know that the state and U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) are offering loans for those affected in 2019.
All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
Republican House candidate Amy Elik sees her incumbent opponent in the 111th District, Illinois state Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Alton), as an example of what needs to change about the current culture in Springfield.