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.
Small businesses in Illinois hoping to increase exports could see a boost after the Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) received a $890,000 federal grant from the federal State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) recently, according to a press release.
Former state school employee Suzanne Dillow, who retired in September 2017, saved $166,105 toward a pension over 31 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Former state school employee Melanie Fleenor, who retired in September 2017, saved $104,526 toward a pension over 23 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti was against Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to expand taxpayer funding for abortions in Illinois, according to a statement she released on Thursday, the same day the governor signed HB40 into law.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a teacher and other public employee pay case could move the country closer to ending forced labor dues payment, Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a press release recently.
Illinoisans who want to assist those struggling in the wake of recent hurricanes are being urged to donate money or time to trusted voluntary, faith- and community-based charitable organizations, Illinois' governor and lieutenant governor said in a press release recently.
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.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is at risk of alienating not only every Republican in the Legislature but now the entire Republican Congressional Delegation if he signs HB40, the bill that would expand public funding of abortion in Illinois.
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.