Former Illinois Sens. Michael Noland (D-Elgin) and James Clayborne (D-East St. Louis) filed a lawsuit against the state which, if successful, will increase state lawmakers’ salaries to more than $81,000 by 2020 to rank Illinois' legislative salaries as the nation’s fourth-highest.
Albert Frank donated $1,000 to Democrat Jack D. Franks' election campaign committee, Supporters of Jack D Franks, on July 16, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Since Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, national labor lawyer and legal analyst Michelle Lee Flores suggests the Prairie State began to prepare for employment law issues.
Settling on state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) as the best candidate to represent the people of the 14th District in the U.S. Congress almost comes as a no-brainer to McHenry County Republican Vice Chairman Chuck Wheeler.
Newly elected Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) wasn't surprised by the news recently reported by the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) that the state’s new $45 billion capital spending plan is riddled with 'pork-barrel projects.'
A group of at least four Republican state lawmakers are calling for the repeal of House Bill 3850, which creates the Illinois Abortion Law of 2019 and makes abortion “a fundamental right” in the state.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among a group of GOP lawmakers introducing House Bill 3850 that would repeal the Reproductive Health Act recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
This is the final installment of a three-part report looking back on some of the high-profile issues addressed by the Illinois General Assembly during the spring legislative session, plus an update on two of the issues previously covered and local events.
Jim Oberweis (R – Sugar Grove) has announced the initial list of citizens, elected officials, Republican Party activists and organizations that are endorsing his campaign for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress in the 14th District.