After being accused of sexual harassment by activist Maryann Loncar today -- and a day after he helped pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state House -- Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) resigned from his leadership role as deputy majority leader.
Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo), Senate Minority Leader William Brady (R-Bloomington) and Gov. Bruce Rauner reminded Illinoisans of the ultimate sacrifice made by soldiers at a Memorial Day Wall of Remembrance ceremony last week.
Why would a Democrat appropriate for $63 million in this fiscal budget when there still isn’t a revenue estimate? That was the question some Republican lawmakers asked Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Smithton) at the Thursday House floor debate when he backed HB4290, which pays the oldest Prairie State bill.
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.
Assistant House Minority Leader Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) assurred unpaid health care vendors they will get what they are owed when she introduced an amendment to HB4771 at the April 25 House Human Services Committee hearing.