Amanda Biela, a former Chicago schoolteacher, is taking on establishment politics in her GOP primary bid for the seat held by longtime Rep. John D'Amico (D-Chicago) with a platform that includes tax relief for Illinois families.
Illinois' long-vacant legislative inspector general (LIG) office, suddenly filled earlier this month after a sexual harassment scandal bloomed in Springfield, could contribute to state liability for lawmaker's misconduct, a Chicago-based attorney said during a recent interview.
Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) proved he is in lock-step with House Speaker Michael Madigan when he voted for a permanent 32 percent state income tax hike this summer, Republican challenger Amanda Biela told Chicago City Wire recently.
House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie's (D-Chicago) departure from the General Assembly is not only a telling sign of the downward spiral of Illinois Democrats but a sad indication that the party is still blind to the troubles manifested by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), the Illinois Republican Party said after Currie's announcement on Thursday to not seek-re-election.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
GOP legislators in Springfield received their marching orders in November's general election to keep pushing for reform, the newly named House Republican Conference chairman said during a recent interview.