All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) helped shepherd a bill through the Senate on Monday that would mandate the transfer of proceeds from the Illinois State Lottery Fund to Illinois’ Common School Fund for the purpose of awarding scholarships to private schools.
A portion of Illinois Route 78 between Canton and Farmington would be designated "Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway" under a resolution that passed the General Assembly recently, according to a press release.
Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) is calling for sacrifice and bipartisan cooperation to reach a budget agreement before the fiscal year begins on July 1 after the General Assembly failed to do so during its regular spring session.