(Springfield, IL) – March 21, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today praised the Illinois House of Representatives for voting to abolish the troubled Illinois General Assembly scholarship program. The House voted, 79-25, to approve the plan, House Bill 3810, which is sponsored by State Rep. Fred Crespo (D-Hoffman Estates). “I applaud the members of the House … Continue reading
(Springfield, IL) — March 30, 2011. A bi-partisan group of Illinois House lawmakers are pushing a legislative effort to permanently cut legislative salaries by 10% and deny legislators any future raises. Continue reading
If Governor Pat Quinn were to propose an income tax surcharge on sex offenders, he would likely score an easily victory. Continue reading
(Springfield, IL) — March 17, 2010. The Illinois State Senate yesterday voted unanimously for legislation to ban sex offenders from Illinois public parks and from loitering on side walks near parks. The Senate’s 54-0 vote on the bi-partisan measure, Senate Bill 2824, sponsored by State Senate Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), comes on the heels of … Continue reading
(Springfield, IL) — February 9, 2010. The primary is over, but the waiting is not for Illinois lawmakers. The Illinois House and Senate return to Springfield this week, and lawmakers have low expectations. Many legislators say they doubt much of anything will happen during this legislative session. State Senator Larry Bomke (R-Springfield) said the state … Continue reading
(Springfield, IL) — February 8, 2010. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Senate Minority Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) will host a bi-partisan dinner of senators and staff at Governor Pat Quinn‘s house. The dinner at the Governor’s mansion in Springfield tonight, Monday, February 8, begins at 6:00 p.m. Good for Cullerton and Radogno.
“It would be irresponsible for a governor to move forward on something of this magnitude. without having a debate on it,” Tom Cross said Monday. “What if he says tomorrow that he’s going to sell Lincoln’s Tomb?” Continue reading