SPRINGFIELD — After the Illinois General Assembly voted once again to elect Democrat Michael Madigan of Chicago as House Speaker, the Illinois Republican Party responded with robocalls to voters in 18 targeted districts.
SPRINGFIELD — Investigations into Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s campaign spending by both state and federal agencies has a group of lawmakers calling for him to step down at least until the inquiry is completed.
Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is currently facing a federal investigation after questions arose over his campaign spending during his 24-year tenure as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Should lawmakers choose to pass a budget, Madigan and Cullerton’s law prohibits year-to-year cuts to lawmaker salaries and operating expenses. No other office or agency of state government has this sort of privilege.
EDWARDSVILLE — Katie Stuart, a mathematics instructor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), officially announced her candidacy for the Illinois House of Representatives’ 112th District on Thursday at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.
A Chicago election law attorney who has represented President Obama and former President Clinton in election litigation will be helping three St. Clair County judges whose nomination papers face challenge at the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Illinois House of Representatives Speaker Mike Madigan’s comments at a recent event prove that the long-serving speaker simply does not understand the problems Illinois faces in terms of low wages for the working class, significant blue-collar job losses and a broken workers’ compensation system.
SPRINGFIELD — Thursday marked another day of activity but little visible movement in the state Capitol. The House Revenue and Finance committee began hearing testimony on a call from the city of Chicago for an increase in the general homestead property tax exemption, or amount the state subtracts from homeowner’s assessed valuation as a form of tax break.
Strange things happen in cartoons – things that could never happen in real life, things that are physically impossible – but cartoon lovers know that and delight in the alternate “reality.” The absurd goings-on are an essential part of animated humor.