The reverberations from Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen recently being granted the power to do everything from ration food to seize private property and limit gun sales continues to echo in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The Champaign City Council is on the defensive after passing an ordinance that grants the mayor the power to do everything from ration utilities, seize private property and restrict gun sales in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) views the growing red-light camera scandal as just one more reason why so many downstate residents are looking to put greater distance between themselves and the world of Chicago politics.
Champaign activist Scott Tapley argues a new city ordinance that allows city council the power to do everything from limit gun sales to ration utilities and seize private property in the wake of the COVID 19 crisis is grossly illegal.
State Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) finds solace in a new Southern Illinois University poll that finds more than half of all state residents indicate they would be in favor of a constitutional amendment mandating a reduction in benefits for public employees going forward.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) doesn’t see how the state can change its growing pattern of being on the wrong side of history without lawmakers in Springfield getting real about what he sees as driving all its potholes.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) walked away from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent state budget address more convinced than ever about what he thinks his proposed progressive tax would add up to.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) leaves no doubt about his position on the red-light cameras installed across much of the state, arguing that the use of the devices may even be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Illinois House Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) believes the state's Republican lawmakers should feel some degree of validation by the results of a new poll that finds voters now value “cleaning up corruption in state government” as a top priority.
A year after formally refiling legislation aimed at convincing Congress to declare Chicago a separate state, Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) continues his work to put more distance between the city and his Downstate home.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was not surprised to hear former Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Julie Porter claim that her efforts at ethics reform were for the most part muzzled by powerful Springfield Democrats.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding that a state-run program that automatically registers voters be immediately suspended amid reports that non-citizens were certified and cast votes in 2018.