Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim called a recently missed bond payment by the county an “honest mistake,” explaining that the mishap had no connection to a former county employee charged in November with identity theft and other crimes stemming from her work with a previous employer.
Medline in Waukegan announced this week that ethylene oxide (EtO) readings taken between October 26 and November 2 by the Lake County Health Department show that the areas near the plant averaged “only .18 parts pers billion, lower than any other EPA-tested area, which in Illinois includes Chicago and Northbrook.”
Democratic state lawmakers are squeezed between voters panicked over news reports of cancer risks from industrial emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO), and a wealthy family of Democratic donors whose business in Lake County could be shut down under legislation that all but bans the use of the chemical.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
An election guide posted on the Communist Party USA’s (CPUSA) website said that the party is “deploying its resources” to unseat U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), as part of a larger effort to flip 24 Republican seats the Democrats need to capture control of the House.
Former House Republican candidate Adam Solano told the Lake County Gazette he stands behind the website he created, scamyingling.com, that illustrates how low state Rep. Sam Yingling’s (D-Grayslake) property taxes are compared to his neighbors.
First-term state Rep. Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) has resigned his House seat in light of a news report that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on a fake Instagram account as a ploy to lure men into online conversations.
Barrett Davie, Republican challenger to state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), said voters should believe her candid, if inadvertent, spirited defense of higher property taxes before the Lake Forest City Council.
Joe Woodward, political director for the Illinois House Republican Organization (HRO), evidently learned a campaign trick or two when he worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign.