Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) readily admits one of his signature campaign issues may not be such a big deal if map districting across the state were not stretched far beyond reason.
For former Illinois state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), her recent decision to run in 2020 against U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) in the 6th Congressional District comes down to her love for America.
With the U.S. Supreme Court deciding June 27 that courts will no longer hold any responsibility in drawing legislative and Congressional maps that grant special benefits to the primary political party, Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) is encouraging the public to support SJRCA4, a bipartisan measure to let Illinois voters make decisions on how to draw maps in a non-partisan system.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) wonders how long Illinois can survive with policies like the new $85 billion state budget just signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker setting the tone for the way the state operates.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was not the least bit surprised to learn that Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is reporting that $45 billion from the new state budget set aside for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital spending plan includes up to as much as $1.25 billion in pork-barrel projects requiring localized spending that could be construed as political payback or special treatment for an elite few.
The City of Monticello is considering adopting a Business District Plan for the proposed Monticello Business District (pursuant to the Business District Development and Redevelopment Law constituting Section 65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-1, et seq., as amended).
Illinois went from having the nation's 10th-highest motor-fuel tax to the third-highest when Gov. J.B. Pritzker's new gas tax kicked in on July 1, a change former Champaign County Board member Scott Tapley sees as excessive.