Illinois GOP Congressional Candidates Reveal Monetary Resources, Walsh’s & Hultgren’s Analyzed

Since the deadline for reporting third quarter of the year campaign contributions and expenditures is mid-October, I decided to take a look at how Illinois Republican Congressmen/woman are doing. I looked at the 14th District GOP candidates first. It pits … Continue reading

Walsh and Three Colleagues Diss Dems’ 67% Income Tax Hike

Rep. Walsh Asks Governor Quinn to Address Challenges Facing Small Businesses and Illinoisans Sends Letter Today with Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) along with Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation – Reps. Don … 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

Manzullo Asks Lisa Madigan to Buck Democratic Party Line

Not much chance of success, I’d suggest, but here is 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo’s press release asking Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to challenge the Health Care Reform bill that President Barack Obama just signed: Manzullo Joins Illinois Colleagues … 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 4

For the last three days, we have listed the pork found in the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development part of this year’s budget found because Taxpayers for Common Sense posted such congressional earmarks. The whole list for this part … Continue reading

Illinois Earmarks for Interior, Environment Bills

Pork in the Forestry Service and pork in the EPA is found in today’s report. Most is contained in the Environmental Protection Agency part of the budget. Again, McHenry County gets nothing, but 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo inserts $500,000 … Continue reading

Pork Where You Might Expect It – in the Agriculture Budget

Below are the Illinois congressional earmarks in the Department of Agriculture budget. Again, one of the major sponsors, Peoria’s Ray LaHood is no longer in Congress. Ag $188,000 Durbin – Natural Resources Conservation Service, Illinois River Water Conservation, Illinois Department … Continue reading