Will Rauner’s Fixation on Mike Madigan Lead to a Veto on Bill to Make Jack Franks a More Powerful Legislative Leader Than Madigan?

An article by Charlie Wheeler in Illinois Issues contains the following sentence: “As candidate filing this week officially kicked off campaign 2018, one might suspect that Rauner’s new mantra is, ‘Vote for me because I’m not Mike Madigan.’” I continue … Continue reading

Steve Reick Offers Another Way for Citizens to Object to Making Jack Franks More Powerful in His Arena Than Mike Madigan Is in Illinois House

From State Rep. Steve Reick: Rep. Reick Launches Petition Drive Urging Gov. Rauner to Veto Bill to Increase Powers of McHenry County Board Chairman State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is asking McHenry County residents to join him in requesting a … Continue reading

Trump Goes for Congressional Jugular on Obamacare Repeal, Rauner Has Similar Pressure Point He Hasn’t Used

People are surprised when they learn that congress critters has better medical coverage than Obamacare. The last person to mention that fact expressed outrage. Now it appears as if President Donald Trump is threatening to remove that very special privilege. … Continue reading

Madigan’s House Blocks Rauner Human Rights Agencies Reorganization

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: General Assembly Blocks Human Rights Executive Order that Would Provide Better Service to Taxpayers –New structure would be similar to those used in City of Chicago, … Continue reading

Idea Surfaced in 2002 Libertarian Party Gubernatorial Campaign Gaining Legs

When an idea gains strength journalists say it has “legs.” The idea for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms a person could be House Speaker or Minority Leader and Senate President or Minority Leader was a major … Continue reading