Patrick Windhorst, Massac County state's attorney and Republican candidate for the Illinois House 118th District, is spearheading a petition against a proposed progressive income tax while taking aim at opponent Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and other lawmakers for supporting it.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Massac County State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst came out on top in a three-way battle in the GOP primary in the 118th House District and will go up against Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie (D-Elizabethtown) in the November election.
Incumbent Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) held off Dr. Paul Jacobs in the 115th District Tuesday night in a spirited battle that saw the challenger in the final days of the campaign pressing his opponent to debate him face to face.
Coulterville USD 1 in Coulterville receives $542 per student from the state to fund pensions for public school teachers and administrators – the most in Southwest Illinois, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.
Earlville CUSD 9 in LaSalle County receives just $230 per student from the state to fund pensions for teachers and administrators, the lowest of all other districts, according to a Wirepoints analysis of Teacher Retirement System data.