Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Tim Schneider, Illinois Republican Party chairman, is calling for the resignation of state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Aurora) after she refused to apologize for remarks some insist wished death upon family members of a colleague at the height of testy House floor debate.
More than a dozen Republican legislators and candidates came together on June 10 to pledge to replace the current culture of corruption in the Illinois government with one of responsibility and accountability.
House majority leader Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) chief of staff, head political operative and appointed House leader have stepped down or been fired since being accused of sexual harassment in the past few months, making HB 138 more timely than ever.
A former campaign aide to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) who was recently forced out after being accused of harassment is reported to still be reaping the benefits of his longtime relationship with the House speaker.