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.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
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).
Robert Eastern donated $1,000 to Democrat Robert Lll's election campaign committee, Friends of Robert Eastern III, on Jan. 13, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
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.
State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Centreville) will serve on the Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding to improve access to quality early childhood programs for all Illinois families.