Illinois Dems’ Remap Not Good Enough to Attract Re-Election Bid by Democratic Party Congressman Jerry Costello

In the article about President Barack Obama’s declining, but still good poll numbers in Illinois, there were two elements of weakness–the collar counties, about which I wrote, and Downstate. Let’s look at those numbers again: Collar Counties -45-53% unfavorable Downstate … Continue reading

Congressman Randy Hultgren, Joined by Peter Roskam and Jerry Costello, Urge Illinois General Assemby to Pass Concealed Carry

A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren: Hultgren, Illinois Representatives, Call On Illinois Legislature To Enact Concealed-Carry Legislation Geneva, IL – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement regarding a letter he recently sent to Illinois leaders, … Continue reading

Reapportionment Scenario to Pit Manzullo Against Walsh, the Winner to Face Franks

Illinois Review had comments under an article by former State Senator Mark Rhoads Saturday suggesting that Metro East Congressman John Shimkus (R) would be put in the same district with Democrat Jerry Costello. Commenter “The Oncoming Storm” disagrees with emphasis … Continue reading

Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 1

And the pork barrels keep rolling out of Congress. Today, we look at the money tucked away in the Health and Human Services and Labor Department Budget. The date has not been provided by Congress itself in a format which … Continue reading

The Illinois Congressional Pork Report

Taxpayers for Common Sense have totaled up the congressional earmarks in the budget bill being voted on this week. I was reminded of that when I read an editorial cartoon sent to me by my Joplin, Missouri, brother-in-law. It was … Continue reading

Illinos Corps of Engineers Pork

Barge users get subsidized transportation from the Corps of Engineers on the Mississippi River. Army engineers get to stay on the payroll. Past environmental sins like the creek that flowed past the old Chicago Stockyards called Bubbly Creek has money … Continue reading

Illinois Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Congressional Earmarks – Part 1

There are pages and pages of Illinois congressional earmarks in this year’s Transportation and Housing and Urban Development budgets. These were found because Taxpayers for Common Sense scanned the pork pages and posted them on its web site. Unfortunately, it … Continue reading