Chicago's taxicab cartel donated $180,750 to 61 state legislators in 2014-15, including Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Buffalo Grove), Sen. Terry Link (D-Gurnee), Rep. Carol Sente (D-Buffalo Grove) and Rep. Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake), encouraging them to help preserve their traditional monopoly by banning ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Illinois.
The Illinois General Assembly will see 30 lawmakers not return, including Reps. Scott Drury (D-Highwood), Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook), Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) and Barb Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) and Sen. Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) from Lake County.
Small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn about tax credits, workforce development and other programs at a Sept. 13 summit hosted by Reps. Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) and Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), according to a press release.
The Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an accountability campaign targeting several state representatives, including Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), over their vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on the recently passed budget.
Lake County Democrats in the House Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake), Scott Drury (D-Highwood) and Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) recently received letters from the Illinois Republican Party, drawing their attention to the permanent property tax freeze they voted for in January and calling for action on property tax relief now.
State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) has been added to the Illinois Republican Party’s list of Madigan supporters on its BossMadigan.com website, aimed at spotlighting House Speaker Mike Madigan's (D-Chicago) actions and ties to lawmakers in the state House.
Many voters and supporters of the redistricting initiative in Illinois suffered a loss on July 2 when Cook County Circuit Judge Diane Larsen ruled that the proposal did not meet the requirements of the Illinois Constitution to be put on the ballot before voters in November.
Dawn Abernathy, Republican candidate for House District 59, has called out legislators who voted to replace the state's flat tax with a progressive income tax rate after the measure was defeated late last week due to overwhelming opposition