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Archive for May 2011

Governor Pat Quinn and AG Lisa Madigan Urge Legislators to Reject ComEd Rate Increase

(Springfield, IL) — May 29, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released a joint statement criticizing Senate Bill 1652. Additionally, Quinn threatened to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk. Put a fork in it. Statement “In the closing days of the legislative session, Commonwealth Edison and Ameren continue to … Continue reading »

Illinois Senate Approves Illinois Workers Compensation Reform, Drawing Rahm Emanuel’s Praise

(Springfield, IL) – May 28, 2011. The Illinois Senate yesterday approved a comprehensive reform of the Illinois workers compensation system to eliminate abuse and save Illinois businesses $500 million annually. “This reform package is the single most important thing we can do to improve our business climate and ensure our economic recovery continues,” said Senate … Continue reading »

Illinois Democrats, GOP Roll Out New Legislative Maps

(Springfield, IL) — May 26, 2011. With the clock ticking-and-tocking toward the legislature’s adjournment on May 31, Illinois Democratic and Republican lawmakers put new Illinois legislative maps into play today. After a week of public review, comment and recommendations, Illinois Senate Redistricting Chairman Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) today released adjustments to the legislative redistricting proposal unveiled … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Asks Obama Administration to Declare 14 Flooded Southern Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

(Springfield, IL) — May 24 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today asked President Barack Obama to declare 14 Southern Illinois counties major disaster areas from historic flooding. “Federal assistance is needed to help them recover from this disaster,” said Quinn. “I ask President Obama to quickly approve this request to help people begin the recovery process.” … Continue reading »

Illinois Senate Votes to Block Weapons Registration Transparency; Bill Goes to Gov. Pat Quinn

(Springfield, IL) – May 24, 2011. In an effort to keep the names and other information of Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card-holders secret, the Illinois Senate yesterday voted against weapons registration transparency, seeking to create special rights for gun owners. The senate approved the measure, House Bill 3500, 42-01-02, with 14 senators not voting. The … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Names Kym Hubbard, Miguel Del Valle to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

(Chicago, IL) — May 19, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today named Kym Hubbard and Miguel Del Valle to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. “Kym Hubbard and Miguel Del Valle both bring a fresh approach and a lifetime of public and private sector experience to this important board,” said Quinn. “… I am confident that these … Continue reading »

Senator Kwame Raoul Releases Illinois Senate Redistricting Plan

(Springfield, IL) –May 19, 2011. State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) today released the Illinois Senate redistricting proposal for public review. “Today’s release is part of the aggressive effort we’ve taken to engage the public in the redistricting process,” said Raoul, Senate Redistricting Chairman. “Because of the advances and availability of web‐based technology, anyone with an … Continue reading »

Illinois’ Newest State Representative: Kelly Cassidy

(Springfield, IL) – May 16, 2011. Chicago Democrat Kelly Cassidy was sworn-in today as Illinois’ newest state representative, replacing State Rep. Harry Osterman who assumed his seat as Chicago’s 48th Ward Alderman. Continue reading »

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