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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Illinois General Assembly

Recent News About Illinois General Assembly

  • St. Clair and Madison County Clerks on board with voter ID law

    Bob Delaney Officials in St. Clair and Madison counties would like nothing more than to put to rest doubts about the integrity of elections.

  • Poll shows Topinka ahead of Blago in Hoffman's district

    Blagojevich Could trouble be brewing for Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich and State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Collinsville)? A recent poll suggests the possibility.

  • Kugler officially announces in political minefield

    Carol Kugler, candidate for state representative in the 112th District She called it her official announcement, but it was more like a re-assertion of candidacy.

  • The Spirit of 1776

    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, a good movie to dust off is the musical “1776."

  • Senate med-mal fiasco confirms two facts

    The hard-to-believe behavior of Illinois Senate Democrats last week reveals two facts that advocates of medical liability reform -- indeed any kind of civil justice reform -- need to come to grips with.

  • Web postings: Docs would rather fight than settle

    Every year for several years, legislation to identify individual physicians involved in medical malpractice lawsuits has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly without advancing to a vote.

  • Victims' advocate believes crisis solved through trust: Q & A with Wojcieszak

    Doug Wojcieszak Q: Human error occurs regularly in all areas of life. How do you correct a medical system in which doctors rely more on tests and less on clinical experience for fear of being sued?

  • Illinois legislature not yet up to reform challenge

    State Rep. Tom Holbrook State officials on both sides of the aisle assert they want to stem a physician exodus that has reached critical mass in Illinois, particularly in the Metro-East.

  • Maag violated ethics law, workers say

    The Maag flyer in question... Workers at Vienna Correctional Center are complaining that Appellate Court Judge Gordon E. Maag distributed campaign literature and asked employees for their support during a tour of the facility Oct. 4. Maag is running for Illinois Supreme Court against Washington County Circuit Judge Lloyd Karmeier.

  • Maag: Over the Top

    I can’t stand politics occasionally. I write about it each week. I work in political campaigns and deal with politicians every day. But I’ll tell you when it really gets under my skin: when someone breaks the law.

  • 112th underdog candidate Kugler speaks

    Carol Kugler Even though the 112th House District is ripe for a Republican challenge, Democratic incumbent Jay Hoffman (D-Collinsville) will likely coast to an eighth term on Nov. 2.

  • Senate candidates embody tort debate

    Haine the trial lawyer vs. Sherrill the businessman.