Lake County voters, who voted 54 percent to 46 percent to have Gov. Bruce Rauner face re-election in November, also decided the fate of four fiscal measures on Tuesday, according to results posted on the county’s election results page.
Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.
As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s legislative stances this year have landed him in hot water with members of his own party, there are growing calls to replace him on the gubernatorial ballot next year.
Disaster relief in the form of low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans was recently made available for residents of Lake, Cook and McHenry counties, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL).
A video created by a Lake Forest High School student to honor the upcoming Illinois bicentennial was one of five selected to be featured in a daily countdown ahead of the celebration, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office.
As a proposal to freeze local property taxes in Illinois sits in limbo after the state Senate refused to consider it before recess this month, Jeri Barr, Grant township assessor, is among officials voicing support for the measure.
Thanks to legislation co-sponsored by state Rep. Sam Yingling (D-62), the wait for Avon Township to eliminate its road district, levied at $2 million, is almost over, according to the Better Government Association (BGA).