Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) is proposing changes to the Criminal Identification Act to allow individuals acquitted or who have criminal charges against them dismissed with prejudice to immediately move to have the proceedings expunged from their records.
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett (R-Gibson City) recently introduced a bill in the House that would alter the Public Pension Funds Article of the Illinois Pension Code to require the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance to make resources available to assist each municipality.
Debbie Jemison, vice president of communications/marketing at the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA), said proposed legislation involving a privilege tax on investment services would have a negative impact on the state.
Illinois is in deep financial trouble, and state legislators are using some questionable accounting practices to conceal the problem's depth, according to a report published by the Illinois Policy Institute.
Sources have told Prairie State Wire that Bob Winchester has retained counsel to challenge the voting procedures used in his race for Republican State Central Committee in the 15th Congressional District, which the Illinois Republican Party claims was won by Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).