Conservative pro-life candidate for Illinois’ 111th District of the Illinois House of Representatives Amy Elik (R-Alton) has weighed in on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent State of the State address, saying it further proves just how “tone deaf” Springfield is about the need for fiscal responsibility and transparency.
When the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) scheduled a strike vote earlier this year, many viewed the move as another tactic orchestrated by the union to prevent Gov. Bruce Rauner from imposing his last, best offer.
In his run against state Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton), conservative House candidate Mike Babcock is hoping to appeal to voters in District 111 by focusing on three key issues: the state budget, job creation and breaking the political hold House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Democrats have over the state.
Residents of Belleville, Illinois, will be receiving a tax break after the Belleville City Council voted to dissolve the city’s township last month -- a plan predicted to save taxpayers $260,000 each year.
The day after attempting to get a stopgap budget passed in the Illinois General Assembly last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner went on a two-day tour of the state to garner support for the budget and a “clean” education bill.
Madison County board member Jack Minner is up for re-election this year, but his failure to disclose that the business he worked for had done a considerable amount of business with Madison County on his statements of economic interest has raised questions.
During a segment of his radio show, “On the Dark Side” on KQQZ 1190 AM, radio host and House candidate Bob Romanik broke the news that there is an active investigation into corruption allegations involving the St. Clair County Board Chairman and other elected officials.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s proposal to tax Illinois drivers based on road usage may generate more revenue to maintain the state’s roads, but such a complex task may prove immensely difficult to implement and sustain.
Citizens at a recent St. Clair Township Board budget meeting who spoke out in support of the township employing four road department employees instead of five received praise from Republican House Candidate Katherine Ruocco.