Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) celebrated the recent agreement between the Illinois Department of Corrections (IODC) and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) that will prevent the layoff of 124 nurses working in correctional facilities.
Constituents of Reps. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) are receiving robocalls urging them to tell their representatives to vote against the budget passed by the Senate on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
Financial expert Mark Glennon of Wilmette says in his analysis of a new study on state and local pensions that the options available to reduce the substantial obligations facing Illinois funds include amending the state constitution or going through federal bankruptcy.
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and 30 colleagues from both sides of the aisle recently penned a letter urging the Senate to come to an agreement on the "grand bargain" budget that apparently still has some life in it despite ongoing claims that it died weeks ago.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.