State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) wants fair maps to be a focus for this year's legislative agenda, but was disappointed that Gov. J.B. Pritzker did not discuss the idea during his State of the State address on Wednesday.
While House and Senate Republicans were critical of many aspects of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's State of the State address on Wednesday, most remain hopeful that he was sincere about bringing about a spirit of bipartisan collaboration.
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Capital office was searched last Wednesday by Illinois state Police in connection with an ongoing investigation into sexual allegations against former state Rep. Jack Franks.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is continuing its proud tradition of celebrating African American History Month with a full schedule of special events open to the public throughout the month of February.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider (R-Burr Ridge) is calling for the resignation of McHenry County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Franks (D-Marengo), who is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police for allegations of sexual misconduct that date back to 2016 – as well as for some accountability from the state's Democratic Party leader, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
If he could, Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski would ask the same question of every Illinois voter planning to cast a ballot in November on the issue of whether the state should replace its flat income-tax rate with a progressive or graduated rate.
Fourth-graders in Idaho on average scored 242 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is two points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
The Senate House Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform listened to testimony from several directors of policy about how to aid the legislative inspector general (LIG) in upholding ethical standards in state government.