Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
The number of competitive Illinois state legislative races in the Nov. 6 midterm elections will be 18 more than the number four years ago as more major-party candidates go head-to-head in districts across the state.
The practice known as offshoring, in which salaries of some government employees are paid out of other agencies’ budgets, is closer to becoming a practice of the past in the governor’s office following actions in the Senate on May 3.
Republican Tanya Hildenbrand, who is vying for the Senate District 57 seat, said House Speaker Mike Madigan is the reason for the state's fiscal problems and that his recent re-election as speaker by House Democrats signals the party is out of touch.
Sen. William "Sam" McCann (R-Plainview) called for the resignation of Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah earlier this week during a Senate-House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing regarding the Legionnaires disease outbreak at the Quincy Veterans Home.
While veterans watched live from the Quincy Veterans Home, Sens. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) discussed communications during the Legionella outbreak at the site and why the outbreak even occurred during a Senate-House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Monday.