Radogno, Dillard and Brady.
Those are the three names to remember if you get get a computer=generated speeding ticket as a result of legislation that just passed the Illinois State Senate and is headed for a House vote.
The legislation, Senate Bill 965, passed 32-24.
It takes 30 votes to pass a bill.
Three Republican State Senators voted for the bill.
Do the math.
If Radogno, Dillard and Brady had voted “No,” the bill would have failed.
She’s the top Republican Party leader in the State Senate.
What was she thinking?
If we believe Jim Tobin, the bill’s primary purpose is to raise revenue. It’s not for the kids.
Tobin has credibility on his charge that Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will use the money to pay pensions for city employees because he was the first to point out that the Democrats’ 67% income tax hike would go to pay state pensions (one of which I receive for having served as State Representative for 16 years, McHenry County Treasurer for 4 and as a state bureaucrat for 4).
In any event, GOP Leader Radogno was following the lead of Chicago Democrats, not her suburban constituents who will complain loudly when they start getting this $100 tickets.
The man who almost won the Republican nomination for Governor in 2010.
He’s a suburbanite.
As with the residents of Radogno’s district, Dillard’s constituents will be hurt by this bill.
Word is that he wants to run for Governor again.
Maybe he would have won last time, if he had not been one of the DuPage County Republican State Senators (along with Dan Cronin and John Millner) who forced a 200% RTA Sales Tax hike on the Republican collar counties.
What was he thinking?
He’s from Downstate, so a very, very few of his constituents will ever get one of these $100 speeding tickets.
But, doesn’t he want to run for Governor again, too.
When opposition research is being done, might not someone find an article like this pointing out that he voted to shaft suburban drivers who venture into Chicago?
Is is possible that they just wanted to please Rahm Emmanuel?
If so, why?