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Daily Herald
Delegate Diary: Cubs jersey 'the epitome of hope'a whip this year, but she's still wearing the Cubs jersey. "It's the epitome o
Delegate Diary: Cubs jersey 'the epitome of hope'
Daily Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
a whip this year, but she's still wearing the Cubs jersey. "It's the epitome of hope," she said. Chapa LaVia has been an Illinois House lawmaker for more than a dozen years and was elected in the March primary to be a convention delegate for... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
RFK's son Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' conventionGov. Rauner at Democrats' convention Posted Jul. 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM Posted J
RFK's son Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' convention
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 7 hours ago
Gov. Rauner at Democrats' convention Posted Jul. 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM Posted Jul. 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent... Read more
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Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' conventionCHICAGO (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says Chris Kennedy, the s
Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' convention
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 9 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for governor in 2018. Madigan made the comments in Philadelphia at the Democratic Party convention... Read more
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Daily Herald
Redacted report sheds little light on Sandack resignationRauner Tuesday said he didn't receive advance notice of Sandack's resignation.
Redacted report sheds little light on Sandack resignation
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Rauner Tuesday said he didn't receive advance notice of Sandack's resignation. Sandack has been a vocal Rauner ally in the Illinois House. "I really can't comment much on Mr. Sandack's situation," Rauner said at an unrelated event Tuesday outside... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Online impostors are real. But is Ron Sandack's story?Something doesn't quite add up in the "official" story of why Illinois House Re
Online impostors are real. But is Ron Sandack's story?
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Something doesn't quite add up in the "official" story of why Illinois House Republican floor leader Ron Sandack abruptly resigned over the weekend. The scrappy Downers Grove pol said in a brief statement that "cybersecurity issues" prompted him to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Miller: Rauner betting big against MadiganForby has withstood millions of dollars in attacks since he first ran for the I
Miller: Rauner betting big against Madigan
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
Forby has withstood millions of dollars in attacks since he first ran for the Illinois House in 2000, defeating a Republican opponent at the time by less than three points. His victory margins steadily have grown over the years, but this is the first... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois delegates agree with Debbie Wasserman Schultz's DNC resignationfollowing hacked emails suggesting the DNC favorited Hillary Clinton in the pre
Illinois delegates agree with Debbie Wasserman Schultz's DNC resignation
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
following hacked emails suggesting the DNC favorited Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries against Bernie Sanders. Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang is a Clinton delegate. He said the emails are dramatic, but they'll be a... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issuesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) � The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) � The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A ranking Illinois Republican who resigned from the state Legislature says he has filed a police report over fraudulent... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issuesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) � The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) � The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A ranking Illinois Republican who resigned from the state Legislature says he has filed a police report over fraudulent... Read more
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TribLIVE
GOP Illinois lawmaker abruptly resigns over ‘cyber’ issuesof the U.S. political scene, go to the Politics page. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A ra
GOP Illinois lawmaker abruptly resigns over ‘cyber’ issues
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
of the U.S. political scene, go to the Politics page. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A ranking Republican has resigned from the Illinois House after saying he faced cybersecurity issues involving fraudulent social media accounts allegedly set up in his... Read more
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Salon.com
Illinois lawmaker resigns over ‘cyber’ issuesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the
Illinois lawmaker resigns over ‘cyber’ issues
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A ranking Illinois Republican who resigned from the state Legislature says he has filed a police report over fraudulent... Read more
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Island Packet
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issuesThe Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times
Illinois lawmaker resigns over 'cyber' issues
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
The Latest on the resignation of Ron Sandack from the Illinois House (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A ranking Illinois Republican who resigned from the state Legislature says he has filed a police report over fraudulent social media accounts that he... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois GOP's election strategy? Madigan, Madigan, MadiganDuring the second quarter of 2012, the Illinois House Republican Organization's
Illinois GOP's election strategy? Madigan, Madigan, Madigan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
During the second quarter of 2012, the Illinois House Republican Organization's largest reported campaign expenditure was a $12,612 payment to the Internal Revenue Service. Indeed, six of HRO's ten largest expenditures that quarter were for IRS... Read more
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NBC Chicago
State Rep. Sandack Resigns, Citing 'Cyber Security Issues'and privilege to serve the people of the 81st District for the past four years,
State Rep. Sandack Resigns, Citing 'Cyber Security Issues'
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
and privilege to serve the people of the 81st District for the past four years,” Sandack said in a statement released by Illinois House Republicans. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to reevaluate my continued public... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Want to defend the middle class? Freeze property taxesthe opportunity to provide relief this past legislative session, yet chose not
Want to defend the middle class? Freeze property taxes
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
the opportunity to provide relief this past legislative session, yet chose not to do so. A bipartisan supermajority in the Illinois House did pass a bill to freeze property taxes, but the state Senate failed to take action before the session came... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Governor Durbin? Talk resurfaces in Philly, and says much about Democratsthe stock answer: They're focusing on their current jobs and the November 2016
Governor Durbin? Talk resurfaces in Philly, and says much about Democrats
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
the stock answer: They're focusing on their current jobs and the November 2016 election, and will get to 2018 later. But Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan only fanned the flames when he admitted to the Sun-Times that he and Durbin have "talked... Read more
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Daily Herald
Republican leader: Ron Sandack will be missedThe Illinois House Republican leader said Monday that Ron Sandack, the suburban
Republican leader: Ron Sandack will be missed
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois House Republican leader said Monday that Ron Sandack, the suburban lawmaker who resigned abruptly citing "cyber security issues," will be missed. The sudden resignation of former state Rep. Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, became... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsreporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24,
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24, 2016, Sandack said he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." less FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Ron... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsreporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24,
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24, 2016, Sandack said he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." less FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Ron... Read more
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Salon.com
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he’
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he’s resigning from the Illinois House, citing “cyber security issues.” Sandack has used Facebook and Twitter accounts, but both appeared to have been taken down Monday... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsreporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24,
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Greenwich Time / Posted 2 days ago
reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24, 2016, Sandack said he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." less FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Ron... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsreporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24,
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24, 2016, Sandack said he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." less FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Ron... Read more
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The News-Times
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsreporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24,
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
reporters at the state Capitol in Springfield. In a statement Sunday, July 24, 2016, Sandack said he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." less FILE - In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Ron... Read more
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Island Packet
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsTop-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illi
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." Sandack has used Facebook and Twitter accounts, but both appeared to have been taken down Monday morning. "It has been a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburba
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburban Chicago says he is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." The House Republican floor leader from Downers Grove issued a statement late... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resignsIll. (AP) – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburban Chicago
Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 2 days ago
Ill. (AP) – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburban Chicago says he is resigning from the Illinois House, citing “cyber security issues.” The House Republican floor leader from Downers Grove issued a statement late... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Statehouse GOP leader Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'(AP) — A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House,
Statehouse GOP leader Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
(AP) — A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." House Republican floor leader Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove issued a statement Sunday that said he began to "re-evaluate" his role... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
From behind bars, Hastert fights victim's lawsuit1980s, leaving behind his job as a teacher and coach. Another of his accusers w
From behind bars, Hastert fights victim's lawsuit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
1980s, leaving behind his job as a teacher and coach. Another of his accusers was Scott Cross, a younger brother of former Illinois House GOP leader Tom Cross. Scott Cross read an emotional statement at the April 27 sentencing hearing detailing a... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'issues' A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House
Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 2 days ago
issues' A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House,... Read more
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Daily Herald
State Rep. Sandack resigns; White Sox suspend SaleRep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov.
State Rep. Sandack resigns; White Sox suspend Sale
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days. Sandack had been facing a re-election race in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Suburban lawmaker abruptly resigns, citing hacked social media accountsA top ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner abruptly resigned from the Illinois
Suburban lawmaker abruptly resigns, citing hacked social media accounts
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
A top ally of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner abruptly resigned from the Illinois House on Sunday, citing “cyber security issues” that also prompted him to delete his social media accounts. Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, served as Rauner’s House... Read more
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Island Packet
Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing
Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'
Island Packet / Posted 3 days ago
A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues." House Republican floor leader Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove issued a statement Sunday that said he began to "re-evaluate" his role "after... Read more
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Daily Herald
Top Republican lawmaker resigns suddenly citingState Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally o
Top Republican lawmaker resigns suddenly citing
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he's had "cyber security issues" in recent days. Sandack had been facing a re-election race in... Read more
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Daily Herald
3 things to watch as Democratic delegates arrive in Phillytop Illinois Republicans made news by skipping last week's convention, there's
3 things to watch as Democratic delegates arrive in Philly
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
top Illinois Republicans made news by skipping last week's convention, there's been no such talk on the Democratic side. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is the party's state chairman and top statewide Democrats are on the delegate list.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Voters' wishes ignored againThe state has a backlog of unpaid bills that tops $7 billion. Despite all of t
Voters' wishes ignored again
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The state has a backlog of unpaid bills that tops $7 billion. Despite all of this, more than 59 percent of races for the Illinois House – 70 of 118 – are uncontested. In the state Senate, 70 percent of the 40 races are uncontested. This is where... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
From The History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: The naming of Tazewell Countyof Peoria County, the proposed name was Mackinaw County, not Tazewell County. I
From The History Room @ The Pekin Public Library: The naming of Tazewell County
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
of Peoria County, the proposed name was Mackinaw County, not Tazewell County. In fact, the bill that was approved by the Illinois House of Representatives in January 1827 was named, “An Act Creating Mackinaw County.” The Illinois Senate, however,... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois Constitution should serve the peoplein the country. The state has a backlog of unpaid bills that tops $7 billion.
Illinois Constitution should serve the people
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
in the country. The state has a backlog of unpaid bills that tops $7 billion. Despite all of this, more than 59 percent of races for the Illinois House – 70 of 118 – are uncontested. In the state Senate, 70 percent of the 40 races are uncont... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costsconsolidation," state Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, said of his pl
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
consolidation," state Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, said of his plan. "We know the government needs to evolve with the needs of the people." Cullerton and McSweeney carried each others' legislation through the Illinois House and Sen... Read more
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J Weekly
opinions | Don’t believe the hype: BDS is a marginal phenomenonaccede to a BDS campaign on a state no-buy list, forcing them to think long and
opinions | Don’t believe the hype: BDS is a marginal phenomenon
J Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
accede to a BDS campaign on a state no-buy list, forcing them to think long and hard before pulling out of Israel. In the Illinois House of Representatives, the anti-BDS bill passed by a vote of 102-2, and in the Florida Senate it was 38-0 with 2... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Judge spikes plan to overhaul Illinois' political mapsA Cook County judge today tossed out an effort to change the way the state draw
Judge spikes plan to overhaul Illinois' political maps
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
A Cook County judge today tossed out an effort to change the way the state draws Illinois House and Senate districts, saying it violates provisions of the Illinois Constitution. ln a much-anticipated decision, Cook County Judge Diana Joan Larsen... Read more
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Daily Herald
Two U-46 board members squabble over comments made in closed meetinglocal elected officials access to records about closed sessions that happened b
Two U-46 board members squabble over comments made in closed meeting
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
local elected officials access to records about closed sessions that happened before their tenures was approved by the Illinois House and Senate in the final days of the spring session with no opposition and signed into law by Gov. Bruce... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Judge tosses Rauner-backed Illinois redistricting referendum from ballotQuinn decades before he became governor. The amendment, which took effect with
Judge tosses Rauner-backed Illinois redistricting referendum from ballot
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Quinn decades before he became governor. The amendment, which took effect with the 1982 election, reduced the size of the Illinois House from 177 members, three to a district, to 118 members running in single-member districts. Some have contended... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Court rejects plan to revamp Illinois' remap rulesA Cook County judge today tossed out an effort to change the way the state draw
Court rejects plan to revamp Illinois' remap rules
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
A Cook County judge today tossed out an effort to change the way the state draws Illinois House and Senate districts, saying it violates provisions of the Illinois Constitution. ln a much-anticipated decision, Cook County Judge Diana Joan Larsen... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan allies to get ruling today on Illinois redistricting referendum lawsuitQuinn decades before he became governor. The amendment, which took effect with
Madigan allies to get ruling today on Illinois redistricting referendum lawsuit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Quinn decades before he became governor. The amendment, which took effect with the 1982 election, reduced the size of the Illinois House from 177 members, three to a district, to 118 members running in single-member districts. Some have contended... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Beware Franks shell gameMarch 2005, SB 27, a $2.3 billion “pension holiday,” which some legislators equ
Beware Franks shell game
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
March 2005, SB 27, a $2.3 billion “pension holiday,” which some legislators equated to a payday loan, cleared the Illinois House by two votes. The diverted pension funds were used to pay for increased education and health care spending.... Read more
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The Woodstock Independent
Steve Reick Opens Campaign Office in WoodstockBy Katelyn Stanek| 3:00 p.m. July 19, 2016 The Republican nominee for the 63rd
Steve Reick Opens Campaign Office in Woodstock
The Woodstock Independent / Posted 8 days ago
By Katelyn Stanek| 3:00 p.m. July 19, 2016 The Republican nominee for the 63rd Illinois House District has opened his campaign headquarters in Woodstock. Steve Reick is running for the seat held since 1999 by Democratic State Rep. Jack Franks, who... Read more
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Salon.com
Who is funding group challenging redistricting?CHICAGO (AP) — A group waging an aggressive legal battle to keep a redistrictin
Who is funding group challenging redistricting?
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — A group waging an aggressive legal battle to keep a redistricting question off November’s Illinois ballot hasn’t reported a single donation or expense since it became a political committee last summer, adding to the mystery of who is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Republicans seek unity at first GOP convention breakfast in Clevelandmust do more than gather behind Trump but work to defeat Democrats at every lev
Illinois Republicans seek unity at first GOP convention breakfast in Cleveland
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
must do more than gather behind Trump but work to defeat Democrats at every level of government, particularly in the Illinois House, where longtime speaker Madigan has been locked in a battle with Rauner. "We can't forget the fight back in... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner still needs Trump, despite differencestax burden and balanced budget are going to be much harder to achieve," Rauner
Rauner still needs Trump, despite differences
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
tax burden and balanced budget are going to be much harder to achieve," Rauner told a TV reporter, referring to Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. "If we can have a legislature where both parties have a voice relatively more equal... Read more
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Daily Herald
Heading to Cleveland, Illinois GOP delegates not all unifiedfor Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump delegate Bob Bednar o
Heading to Cleveland, Illinois GOP delegates not all unified
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump delegate Bob Bednar of Mundelein, a 2014 primary candidate for Illinois House, said there's likely to be tension in the delegation because some members have actively and loudly pushed back... Read more
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