Lobbying clients of Shaw Decremer, a former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan, did not respond to requests for comment on allegations of harassment involving their influence peddler in Springfield.
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.
A state ethics panel has ordered a former village trustee and one-time candidate for mayor of Bensenville to pay a fine for allegedly using his job in the Illinois Secretary of State’s office to snoop on the driving records of a political opponent.
Illinois state government lowered its fees for forming and maintaining Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Setting up an LLC now costs $150, down from $500. And maintaining one costs $75, down from $250 per year.
Despite corruption accusations against Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, current Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has nonetheless endorsed him, raising concerns with Republican Jason Helland, his opponent in next year's race.
Illinois was recently reported to be ranked 49th in the states with the largest taxpayer debt in the country, which has only been exacerbated by the majority party control by the Democratic Party, according to Jason Helland, Grundy County State's Attorney.
A slate of conservative candidates running for Illinois public offices will be on hand Thursday during a Republican candidate forum co-hosted by the Northwest Side GOP Club and the Republicans of Maine Township.
Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.
Governor Bruce Rauner is looking for a new chief of staff-- and Illinois super-lobbyist Nancy Kimme has a replacement in mind. Sources close to the situation say Jennifer Hammer, 35, currently director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, has emerged as Kimme's top choice.
The Illinois Lottery will now be managed by a private firm represented by super lobbyist and deal-maker Nancy Kimme and a group of former top staffers from the Rauner Administration working with Kimme, according to a press release.
Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is looking to replace his Chief of Staff with a former Bruce Rauner aide close to controversial state super-lobbyist Nancy Kimme, sources tell Prairie State Wire.