Rauner Appoints Duffy and Franks to Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor names members of Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force Lt. Governor Sanguinetti to chair task force CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today the members of the newly created Local Government … Continue reading

McSweeney Passes Open Meetings Act Complaint Extension Bill

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney’s Open Meetings Act Passes the House Cary, IL… State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington)’s legislation aimed at giving citizens greater transparency in local government received bipartisan support in the House last Thursday. … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Maintains His Tax Hiking Reputation

Appointed in 2009 when predecessor Rob Blagojevich was impeached, Governor Pat Quinn stood for election. Right after his only election, Quinn convinced losing Democrats to increase the state income tax by 67%. Lots of them got cushy state jobs. Now … Continue reading

Althoff Comments on FOIA Modification Bill She Sponsored

From State Senator Pam Althoff: In response to recent e-mails and phone calls I have received regarding my yes vote on House Bill 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation, will in fact, increase access to public records … Continue reading

Dan Duffy Gets Big Boost in Campaign Against Red Light Cameras

State Senator Dan Duffy has a long-standing campaign against Red Light Cameras. He, among may others concluded that their installation was for raising revenue, not reducing accidents. Now a $14,000 study financed by the Chicago Tribune has added significant weight … Continue reading