Three years ago this week, State Reps. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) and Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) were plotting to override a veto of their bill that would have regulated Uber and Lyft out of existence in Illinois.
Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub calls the recent rush appointment of a legislative inspector general (LIG) that followed a three-year vacancy a case of “damage control” to shield lIlinois lawmakers from the political fallout of recent sexual harassment allegations against a state senator.
For municipal bond advisory work, Jim Durkin, the lawyer, earned nearly $200,000 for his law firm, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, from just one client, the City of Berwyn, billing records obtained by West Cook News show.
The school funding bill that became law in September after a tumultuous time in the state's General Assembly is working out to be a good thing, a Fenwick High School official told West Cook News recently.
Jeffrey Leef questions whether Gov. Bruce Rauner is truly a Republican and is certain he is far from a fiscal conservative after Rauner signed into law a bill forcing Illinois taxpayers to cover abortions.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced he will sign controversial abortion funding expansion House Bill 40 into law, which critics say will increase the number of abortions from the reported 22,892 in Cook County in 2015.
Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin is looking to replace his Chief of Staff with a former Bruce Rauner aide close to controversial state super-lobbyist Nancy Kimme, sources tell Prairie State Wire.