Illinois State Board of Elections records show that Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Belleville), the former right-hand man to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, recently donated $45,500 to the re-election campaign of state Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Godfrey) -- a donation that doesn't sit too well with her Republican opponent Michael Babcock.
A proposed statewide 1 percent property tax will only add to the burden of already over-burdened Illinois taxpayers and won't sate the appetite of the state's powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), the Republican House candidate from Wood River said during a recent interview.
Mike Babcock wants to prevent another state income tax increase like that imposed this summer, and he knows one way to help accomplish that goal: Replace Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) in the 111th House District.
Wood River Township has revised an ordinance requiring all general assistance fund recipients to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing in the wake of a threatened lawsuit from a woman who had been denied assistance.
The Second Amendment is popular in Illinois. But not with the Chicago politicians who control state government, who would ban gun ownership statewide if they weren’t prevented from doing it by the U.S. Constitution.