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SaukValley.com
Governor must put aside his personal agendaaside his personal agenda that will hurt middle-class families and has nothing
Governor must put aside his personal agenda
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 hours ago
aside his personal agenda that will hurt middle-class families and has nothing to do with the state budget.� Note to readers: Michael J. Madigan is speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and chairman of the Democratic Party of Il... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Dennis Hastert Fast Facts- Wrestling and football coach and government/history teacher at Yorkville High
Dennis Hastert Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
- Wrestling and football coach and government/history teacher at Yorkville High School. 1980-1986 - Member of the Illinois House of Representatives. January 3, 1987-November 26, 2007 - U.S. Representative from Illinois' 14th congressional... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rep. Jack Franks shows Political couragethemselves in power. This is a tremendous act of political courage by Rep. Fran
Rep. Jack Franks shows Political courage
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 days ago
themselves in power. This is a tremendous act of political courage by Rep. Franks. The constitutional amendment passed the Illinois House of Representatives with more than 100 votes, making it one of the most bipartisan achievements that we have... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Speaker Madigan says Rauner should set aside agenda for budget peacethat we can come together to find reasonable solutions when he sets aside his p
Speaker Madigan says Rauner should set aside agenda for budget peace
Daily Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
that we can come together to find reasonable solutions when he sets aside his personal agenda that will hurt middle-class families and has nothing to do with the state budget. Michael J. Madigan Speaker, Illinois House of Representatives C... Read more
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Daily Herald
Bid to soften opposition to same-sex marriage divides state GOPwhich some convention delegates were wearing buttons saying "One Mom One Dad."
Bid to soften opposition to same-sex marriage divides state GOP
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
which some convention delegates were wearing buttons saying "One Mom One Dad." In the days before the vote, a selection of Illinois House lawmakers sent party leaders a letter saying any changes to the platform should be accompanied by a full... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Boy, do we ever need ‘dealmakers’ nowhe pushed the massive policy initiative of generous education benefits for mill
Boy, do we ever need ‘dealmakers’ now
SaukValley.com / Posted 3 days ago
he pushed the massive policy initiative of generous education benefits for millions through a reluctant Congress. One-time Illinois House Speaker and Secretary of State Paul Powell is best known for, on his somewhat unexpected death in 1969,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Sauer exiting tollway board in midst of Route 53 angstthe tollway administration. The Lake County Board member is running as a Republ
Sauer exiting tollway board in midst of Route 53 angst
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
the tollway administration. The Lake County Board member is running as a Republican in the November election for the Illinois House seat held by outgoing state Rep. Edward Sullivan of Mundelein. Sauer's seat will be filled by... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner opposes taxing retirement incomeprisoner, he said. Sanders' district would benefit under the plan approved by
Rauner opposes taxing retirement income
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
prisoner, he said. Sanders' district would benefit under the plan approved by the Illinois Senate a few weeks ago. But the Illinois House seems unlikely to consider it as members weigh their own ideas. That conflict means there might not be any... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Reeder: Illinois legislature lacks decorumCloonen and Mike Smiddy – were quite chagrined.� I couldn’t help but roll my e
Reeder: Illinois legislature lacks decorum
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Cloonen and Mike Smiddy – were quite chagrined.� I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. � What they did is commonplace in the Illinois House. They were just unlucky enough to do it when someone was paying attention.� In fact, it’s so common for... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner: Marijuana decriminalization bill about as important as the state piebe comfortable with it,” Rauner said. (Kim Geiger) *Gov. Rauner will talk abou
Rauner: Marijuana decriminalization bill about as important as the state pie
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
be comfortable with it,” Rauner said. (Kim Geiger) *Gov. Rauner will talk about his "turnaround" agenda in Peoria. *The Illinois House and Senate are gone until next week. *The Illinois Republican Party state convention kicks off in Peoria with... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuanaThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization bill last... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuanaThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization bill last... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Video games during debates? Welcome to the LegislatureCloonen and Mike Smiddy – were quite chagrined. I couldn’t help but roll my ey
Video games during debates? Welcome to the Legislature
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
Cloonen and Mike Smiddy – were quite chagrined. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. What they did is commonplace in the Illinois House. They were just unlucky enough to do it when someone was paying attention. In fact, it’s so common for... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislationThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislation
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization measure last... Read more
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Daily Herald
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports bettingBut a motion filed by a Democratic senator has frozen the plan for now, meaning
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports betting
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
But a motion filed by a Democratic senator has frozen the plan for now, meaning it might be prevented from moving to the Illinois House indefinitely. Lawmakers have been wrangling for months over rules for the booming industry, which counted... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois Senate passes grant program for needy college studentssome relief, but an early-May effort to appropriate an additional $454 million
Illinois Senate passes grant program for needy college students
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
some relief, but an early-May effort to appropriate an additional $454 million on top of the April total stalled in the Illinois House of Representatives after passing the Senate. In fiscal 2015, the last year in which Illinois had a full... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Car wash workers hosed as wage-cheating owner declares bankruptcylow-wage workers in Cook County lose $7.3 million a week to wage theft, Zaman s
Car wash workers hosed as wage-cheating owner declares bankruptcy
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
low-wage workers in Cook County lose $7.3 million a week to wage theft, Zaman said workers would be better protected under Illinois House Bill 1290, which would prevent employers from transferring assets while they are defending wage theft cases.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Wage increase for Community Care workers heads to SenateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has approved a measure that would incre
Wage increase for Community Care workers heads to Senate
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has approved a measure that would increase wages for the hundreds of thousands of workers who care for seniors. The proposal sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jaime Andrade would raise wages of Community Care... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Gov. Rauner 'probably comfortable' with legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuanapossession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But the Republican stoppe
Gov. Rauner 'probably comfortable' with legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But the Republican stopped short of promising to sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislationpossession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But the Republican stoppe
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislation
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But the Republican stopped short of promising to sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner cool to idea of $15 hourly wage for home care workersThe Illinois House approved the idea 67-44 Wednesday. Roughly 24,000 workers ca
Rauner cool to idea of $15 hourly wage for home care workers
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 days ago
The Illinois House approved the idea 67-44 Wednesday. Roughly 24,000 workers care for disabled residents in their homes and make $13 an hour. Rep. Sonya Harper says the work is physically taxing, often unpleasant and saves the state money in... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Overgrown yards causing headaches for residents and Quincy workerssay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Overgrown yards causing headaches for residents and Quincy workers
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Cancer Crush gives $120,000 to Blessing Cancer Centersay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Cancer Crush gives $120,000 to Blessing Cancer Center
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Five teens detained after gun displayed at Pittsfield High Schoolsay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Five teens detained after gun displayed at Pittsfield High School
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Lee County ATV ordinance passes through first readingsay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Lee County ATV ordinance passes through first reading
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Residents split on Hannibal riverfront planssay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Residents split on Hannibal riverfront plans
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Sidewalk repair work begins in Fort Madisonsay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Sidewalk repair work begins in Fort Madison
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Movies at Central Park to start this summersay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Movies at Central Park to start this summer
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
20-year tradition continues for a local middle schoolsay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
20-year tradition continues for a local middle school
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
IL House approves bill removing criminal penalties for marijuana possessionThe Illinois House approved a bill 64-50 on Tuesday, May 17 that would replace
IL House approves bill removing criminal penalties for marijuana possession
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 days ago
The Illinois House approved a bill 64-50 on Tuesday, May 17 that would replace criminal penalties with a fine for possession of a "personal amount" of marijuana. The bill, SB 2228, introduced by Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), would make possession... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Local university trains for school shooting situationssay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Local university trains for school shooting situations
WGEM Quincy / Posted 5 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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SaukValley.com
How Illinois politicians use the law to pick their votersand Decatur cried out for change. It’s a monumental feat.� But it has been tri
How Illinois politicians use the law to pick their voters
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 days ago
and Decatur cried out for change. It’s a monumental feat.� But it has been tried before.� Two years ago, associates of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the politician who has benefited most from political control of redistricting, filed a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Support for redistricting reform groupWe speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the
Support for redistricting reform group
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 days ago
We speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the Illinois House and Senate, as promised by the Independent Map Amendment. A huge effort by the Independent Maps group led to the filing of more than 570,000 signatures on... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Kirk: Trump needs me re-elected over Duckworthprojects and legal settlements; and $3.2 million in payments to settle two laws
Kirk: Trump needs me re-elected over Duckworth
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
projects and legal settlements; and $3.2 million in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police misconduct. *The Illinois House and Senate are back in session. What we're writing What we're reading From the notebook *Wrigley Field... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Cycling community to honor fallen riderssay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Cycling community to honor fallen riders
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
New downtown street signs show off the city's historysay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
New downtown street signs show off the city's history
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
One act missing from circus in Quincysay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
One act missing from circus in Quincy
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Adams county board and building owners at odds for county jail's next stepsay the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for job
Adams county board and building owners at odds for county jail's next step
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
say the improvements will especially help out residents who are looking for jobs but don't have computers at home. Illinois House approves money for college tuition grantsIllinois House approves money for college tuition grants The... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfieldview the measure as a bailout for the financially struggling Chicago Public Sch
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
view the measure as a bailout for the financially struggling Chicago Public Schools. The proposal now moves to the Illinois House, where insiders believe it likely won't pass. Gov. Bruce Rauner has voiced opposition to the plan. Below is a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois House approves money for college tuition grants(AP) — The Illinois House approved a proposal to fully fund tuition grants for
Illinois House approves money for college tuition grants
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
(AP) — The Illinois House approved a proposal to fully fund tuition grants for low-income students amid Republican objections the bill is a false promise. The plan sponsored by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan appropriates about $397 million... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Bill making student-built houses easier to sell passes House Legislation passed in the Illinois House Thursday will expedite the process b
Bill making student-built houses easier to sell passes House
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 7 days ago
Legislation passed in the Illinois House Thursday will expedite the process by which Pekin Community High School sells its building trade house each year.Currently, schools are required to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry County to see new House representativesFranks, D-Marengo, was first elected to the Illinois House in 1998, and he has
McHenry County to see new House representatives
Northwest Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Franks, D-Marengo, was first elected to the Illinois House in 1998, and he has won re-election every two years since. Can the Republicans win Franks’ House seat back in November for the first time in nearly two decades? How would that affect the... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Submitted petition latest step toward redistricting reformWe speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the
Submitted petition latest step toward redistricting reform
Daily Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
We speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the Illinois House and Senate, as promised by the Independent Map Amendment. A huge effort by the Independent Maps group led to last week’s filing of more than 570,000... Read more
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Daily Herald
Could Franks' departure open doors for Republicans?majority in the General Assembly. State Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republica
Could Franks' departure open doors for Republicans?
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
majority in the General Assembly. State Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, said the GOP could gain a seat in the Illinois House, cutting into the Democrats' veto-proof majority. "I think we have to be looking to gain seats wherever we... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Rauner seeks ‘grand compromise’ as budget stalemate rolls ona budget, and it's making the state's finances worse. Thanks to court orders I
Rauner seeks ‘grand compromise’ as budget stalemate rolls on
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
a budget, and it's making the state's finances worse. Thanks to court orders Illinois has been funding some services. The Illinois House and Senate overwhelming passed $700 million in emergency funding for state social service providers, many of... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their votersand Rockford cried out for change. It’s a monumental feat. But it has been tri
Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their voters
Northwest Herald / Posted 7 days ago
and Rockford cried out for change. It’s a monumental feat. But it has been tried before. Two years ago, associates of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the politician who has benefited most from political control of redistricting, filed a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State lawmaker ducks potential Rauner-backed challengeget a floor vote this week on a measure to loosen requirements on alcohol and n
State lawmaker ducks potential Rauner-backed challenge
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
get a floor vote this week on a measure to loosen requirements on alcohol and nudity at strip clubs. *The week ahead: The Illinois House and Senate are in starting Tuesday; an Airbnb ordinance gets a committee hearing Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Jack Franks announces McHenry County Board chairman runCounty Republican Party a hard fight for what was an uncontested race, it also
Jack Franks announces McHenry County Board chairman run
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
County Republican Party a hard fight for what was an uncontested race, it also gives the GOP a chance to reclaim the 63rd Illinois House District seat that Franks said he is relinquishing to run for chairman instead. Franks, of Marengo, made the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Guest view: McSweeney bill would have streamlined governmentto have the final say on whether Illinois should continue to have a lieutenant
Guest view: McSweeney bill would have streamlined government
Northwest Herald / Posted 9 days ago
to have the final say on whether Illinois should continue to have a lieutenant governor. McSweeney’s measure passed in the Illinois House by a vote of 95-10. However, things got sticky in the Illinois Senate. State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Editorial: Long past time for redistricting revolutionWe speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the
Editorial: Long past time for redistricting revolution
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
We speak of redistricting reform that would bring greater accountability to the Illinois House and Senate, as promised by the Independent Map Amendment. A huge effort by the Independent Maps group led to last week’s filing of more than 570,000... Read more
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