Rauner Bans Nepotism, McSweeney Bill Banning of Payment of Legislative Hush Money in Sexual Harassment Cases

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Rauner abolishes 53 inactive boards, commissions; prohibits nepotism in state hiring Cites steps as improvements in ethics, transparency, efficiency CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued executive orders eliminating 53 boards and commissions … Continue reading

McConnaughay Praises Term Limits for Senate Leaders

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Sen. McConnaughay applauds Senate rule change imposing term limits SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) issued the following response to a newly adopted Senate Resolution imposing term limits on Senate … Continue reading

General Assembly Technology Gains Derision from Woodstock Advocate

Gus Philpott, publisher of Woodstock Advocate, has been watching the General Assembly in action recently. You can, too. Look here. The last days of the session are particularly busy and often run late into the night. And what do visitors … Continue reading

John O’Neill Urges Calls to State Senators re Illinois’ Complying with UN Treaty on the Child

Just got an email from former candidate for State Rep. John O’Neill concerning Illinois Senators wanting to pretend they are U.S. Senators. It concerns the Senator’s wanting Illinois agencies to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading