House majority leader Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) chief of staff, head political operative and appointed House leader have stepped down or been fired since being accused of sexual harassment in the past few months, making HB 138 more timely than ever.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The Illinois House has passed a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan, with Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) among 13 GOP members abstaining from voting on the issue.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.
Republican Donald L Moffitt's election campaign committee, Citizens for Moffitt, spent $1,920 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Democratic David M Hansen's election campaign committee, Citizens for David Hansen, spent $334 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).