Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard Pearson recently took time to salute members for taking part in the latest Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD), including 91-year-old member Joyce Lindelof.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a lot more work ahead of him than just getting his much-promoted graduated income tax proposal across the finish line, according to at least one organization that is fearful about the state's future.
Now a top political consultant, Chris Robling says he considered longtime friend and mentor Don Totten one of the “immortals, a mythical figure” of conservative Republican politics in Illinois when Robling was starting out in the early 1980s.
Several Republican members of the Illinois House spoke out in opposition of Gov. J.B. Prtizker's graduated income tax hike proposal on Tuesday, affirming the party's collective disapproval of the plan.
While lawmakers and industry experts agree that legislation is needed to drive interest in Illinois manufacturing careers, the impact of the governor’s progressive-tax proposal on the state’s economy stands to threaten whatever forward momentum can be achieved.