It may be business as usual in Springfield now that House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has won re-election as Illinois Democratic Party chairman, but at least one Republican is questioning the move.
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.
Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) had some serious questions about why certain school districts need more money for teacher mentoring during a recent House Appropriations Committee Hearing for Elementary & Secondary Education.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.
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.