The vacancy left on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee by the resignation of former State Central Committeeman Ryan Higgins has been filled by Cook County Resident Nimish Jani, who will be representing the 8th Congressional District.
Senate Bill 1, a bill that would affect school funding, passed the Illinois Senate last week. According to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) obtained by West Cook News, 26 West Cook County schools would lose some of their funding, while 12 schools would see an increase.
When the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) scheduled a strike vote earlier this year, many viewed the move as another tactic orchestrated by the union to prevent Gov. Bruce Rauner from imposing his last, best offer.
The Republican Party chapters in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Democrats violated a new bylaw and have infiltrated their party in an effort to claim Republican spots on the ballot for the general election in November.
States are required to draw new legislative districts every 10 years, and although it is against the law, whichever party is in control of the state legislature in a redistricting year can gerrymander the districts to benefit that particular party, which has proven to be a habitual tendency for Illinois.
A highly controversial bill that would allow public universities in Illinois to extend state-funded financial aid to undocumented students is making its way through the General Assembly, but state Rep. Jeanne M. Ives (R-Wheaton) doesn’t believe taxpayers should be on the hook for providing assistance to students residing in the state illegally.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is holding its Congressional Pharmacy Summit today in Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress on its legislative agenda, particularly House Resolution 793, -- a measure that has drawn a lot of criticism from opponents such as Citizens Against Government Waste and the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has been plagued by reports of corruption, money problems and poor student performance, and knowing the important role education plays in determining the trajectory of a person’s life, a conservative candidate points out just how paramount fixing the broken education system is.
Dr. Jeffrey Leef, a GOP candidate for Illinois’ Seventh District congressional seat, is so determined to make a difference as a public official that he plans to donate a large portion of his salary from Congress to charity if elected.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s proposal to tax Illinois drivers based on road usage may generate more revenue to maintain the state’s roads, but such a complex task may prove immensely difficult to implement and sustain.
Since signing a deal to contribute over $80 million towards a publicly funded basketball arena, McCormick Place Events Center, DePaul University has set itself up to gain a lot more than just the $200 million value of the arena.
Dist. 7 Democratic state House candidate Chris Harris has been very vocal in calling out State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for his actions as president of the Proviso High School District 209 school board.
The Chicago Tribune has endorsed House Dist. 7 candidate Chris Harris in his run against incumbent Emanuel “Chris” Welch. “The Tribune suggested that Welch was sending out smear mailings because he “must be worried about his opponent.”
Chris Harris, Democratic House candidate for District 7, is heavily criticizing State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for his actions as president of the Proviso High School District 209 school board, and said people like Welch are “vampires” and “detrimental to our schools.”