Illinois Republicans have liked what several newspapers in the state have said recently about the state's school funding bill -- so much so that they've sent out a press release highlighting some of the harsh words the papers reserved for Democrats.
The Illinois Republican Party wants the Democratic party to answer the bell, and it's making its point known in a series of robocalls targeting House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Democratic candidates for governor.
Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) might as well send Gov. Bruce Rauner a ransom note over the state's public school funding bill, the Illinois Republican Party said in a press release recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner believes House Speaker Mike Madigan practices "legislative extortion," hurting the state in order to advance his own agenda, according to remarks Rauner made on a Chicago radio show recently.
Sullivan High School in Rogers Park has a filthy basement. North Side State Representatives Ann Marie Williams (D-North Center) and Kelly Cassidy (D-Rogers Park) opted to skip work in Springfield this week and, instead, take pictures of themselves cleaning it.
Senate Bill 1 isn't a reform bill meant to change the way schools are funded: It's a bailout of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and even the school system admits it, the Illinois Republican Party contended recently.
Better Government Association (BGA) CEO Andy Shaw threw a bone to four government watchdogs recently whom he said have proven their dedication to moving Chicago away from politics as usual and toward good government.