Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Both sides of the abortion issue are focused on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh was proposed to President Trump by the Federalist Society, a pro-life group with an originalist view of the U.S. Constitution.
While the recent approval of a $38.5 billion budget proposal by state lawmakers is seen as a step in the right direction by the Illinois governor and many legislators, the vote is not sitting well with state Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills), who says the spending plan only adds to the state's tax "carnage."
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo), Senate Minority Leader William Brady (R-Bloomington) and Gov. Bruce Rauner reminded Illinoisans of the ultimate sacrifice made by soldiers at a Memorial Day Wall of Remembrance ceremony last week.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has yet to respond to a letter from a bipartisan group of Springfield lawmakers calling for him to release his plan for a new facility at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
"Can you hear me now?" will no longer be the question in the Prairie State. Gov. Bruce Rauner was loud and clear Thursday when announcing the Small Wireless Facilities Development Act, which he signed with Republican lawmakers at this side.
Illinois state government lowered its fees for forming and maintaining Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Setting up an LLC now costs $150, down from $500. And maintaining one costs $75, down from $250 per year.
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.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) decision to approve a request for aid from the state following catastrophic flooding in July in northeastern Illinois in July.
Legislation to reverse parts of a controversial new law that provides taxpayer-funded abortions needs to be debated in the General Assembly, Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorne Woods) told the Lake County Gazette.
An Illinois state representative and Democratic candidate for governor has failed in another attempt to sue an Illinois conservative radio talk show host and political activist and his political organization for statements made in 2014 political advertisements, as a Cook County judge has again tossed the defamation lawsuit brought by State Rep. Scott Drury against Dan Proft and Liberty Principles PAC.