Friends and colleagues of former Lake County Chief Judge John T. Phillips are saluting him as the ultimate professional and the most compassionate of jurists. Phillips, who retired in January 2016, died Jan. 6. He was 70.
Ken Idstein laments that recent U.S. Census Bureau data confirming Illinois has slipped below Pennsylvania in population and no longer rates among the country’s five most populous merely confirms what everyone has already suspected.
Denise Rotheimer has officially pulled the plug on her Republican run for state representative, telling the Lake County Gazette she now plans to dedicate even more time and energy to the still unfolding sexual harassment complaint she filed against Rep. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago).
Hearing that Illinois lost more than 86,000 residents and $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income over a yearlong period leaves Ken Idstein more convinced than ever that the tax burden is too much for many residents.
As Kenny Idstein made the trek to Springfield to file petitions to make his run against Rep. Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake) in the 62nd District official, the words of voters he'd talked to while campaigning rang in his ears.