Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
A bill to change township caucus procedures that came about in the wake of political abuse allegations in McHenry County passed the General Assembly at the end of the regular spring session, but it has not yet been signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Sen. Andy Manar's (D-Bunker Hill) opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business supporting the Democrats’ education spending reform legislation prompted Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) to describe the article as lipstick on a pig recently.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) was not happy with the first lllinois budget to pass the General Assembly in two years, saying it does little to help the state and in fact almost guarantees the first "junk" bond rating for any U.S. state in history.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) slammed House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for moving a 33 percent income tax hike through the chamber while budget negotiations continued, according to a press release.