"Can you hear me now?" will no longer be the question in the Prairie State. Gov. Bruce Rauner was loud and clear Thursday when announcing the Small Wireless Facilities Development Act, which he signed with Republican lawmakers at this side.
After returning from a gun violence Senate Walkout on March 14 in remembrance of the month anniversary of the Parkland shooting massacre, five GOP senators had something to say about Democratic sponsored fire-arm legislation.
While veterans watched live from the Quincy Veterans Home, Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) and Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) raised questions about the plumbing system at the vets home that was the direct cause for the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 13 people since 2015.
All rules were suspended Thursday during Senate floor debate for the presentation of SR410 by Sen. Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago) in honor of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer of the 18th District, who was fatally shot Tuesday by an alleged four-time felon in front of the Thompson Center.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's signing of SB867 Wednesday drops LLC fees by hundreds of dollars, a welcome measure according to Elliott Richardson, president and co-founder of the Small Business Advocacy Council, a nonpartisan organization based in Chicago.