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Late Night: Indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith Has Stashed $100,000 in Campaign Cash… and More

(Chicago, IL) – April 16, 2012. Usually candidates­–even victors–in tough primary fights end a campaign with an empty treasury. But not indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago). Smith apparently made a profit. Continue reading »

Wednesday Watch: The Most Expensive Illinois Legislative Primary? Judicial Pensions on the Table?…and More

(Springfield, IL) – And The Prize For Most Expensive Primary So Far Goes To… GOP State Senators Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) and Christine Johnson (R-Shabbona) for harvesting $581,100 with which to clobber each other. Second Prize Goes To… State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard) for vacuuming in $512,800 for their slugflest. … Continue reading »

Despite Sheriff Tom Dart’s Opposition, Senator Emil Jones Wins Post-Burr Oak Cemetery Reforms

(Springfield, IL) – April 15, 2011. Despite a rhetorical assault by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Illinois Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved, 54-2, legislation to rein in the legislative overreach of Illinois cemetery reforms that were rushed through the legislature in the wake of the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal in 2009, reforms whose regulatory requirements … Continue reading »

Illinois Election 2010: Senator Terry Link Hints at Surprise Pick to Fill Illinois House Seat of Late Eddie Washington

(Chicago, IL) — July 2, 2010. State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) has hinted that he may push a surprise candidate for the Illinois State House seat of the late State Rep. Eddie Washington (D-Waukegan) who died recently. Accord to Daily Herald reporter Russell Lissau, Link, who is the Lake County Democratic Chairman, could engineer … Continue reading »

Illinois Research and Development Tax Credit Gets Pat Quinn’s OK

(Chicago, IL) — June 24, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed legislation which extends a key research and development tax credit for Illinois businesses which secured plaudits from the Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois. “With this new law, we are encouraging more companies to invest in Illinois – and the Illinois worker – by creating an … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: New Day, New Sex Offender Bill Approved

If Governor Pat Quinn were to propose an income tax surcharge on sex offenders, he would likely score an easily victory. Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Sex Offender Bills Pile Up; Illinois Senate Votes to Prohibit Sex Offenders form Public Parks

(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 »

Jesse White, Lisa Madigan, John Cullerton, Barbara Flynn Currie, Robin Kelly and Other Illinois Pols Attend White House Holiday Party

(Chicago, IL) — December 5, 2009. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed a group of Illinois Democrats to a glittering holiday party at the White House on Thursday. A select group. Heading up the Illinois White House party goers–with an invitation–were: Secretary of State Jesse White, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, State Senate … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections–Lt. Governor: Mike Boland Files Last at 4:51 P.M.; 13-Men, 0-Women File

(Springfield, IL) — November 2, 2009. In the 2010 Illinois Lt. Govenor race, like the governor’s race,  13 candidates filed nominating petitions, and of those 13 men and 0 women filed to become the state’s second banana. In 2002, 10 candidates filed, 8-men and 2-women. And, unlike the governor’s race where there are only 2 … Continue reading »

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