Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
The number of competitive Illinois state legislative races in the Nov. 6 midterm elections will be 18 more than what it was four years ago as more major-party candidates go head-to-head is districts across the state.
Glen Evans, who is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Michael Halpin (D-Rock Island) in 72nd District House race, knows the importance of having someone in Springfield who will fight for the people they are elected to serve.
Glen Evans recently took to social media to blast the proposed progressive-tax bill known as Fiscally Responsible Illinois Entering New Days and Leaving Yesterday as being anything but friendly to the bottom line of middle-class families across the state.
Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) is "courageous" in the face of efforts by powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other members of his own party to end his political aspirations, a conservative candidate for Congress said during a recent interview.
Reps. Dan Swanson (R-Alpha), Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) and Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) all spoke out against SB1657, a bill presented by Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison) on behalf of Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) that mandates that gun dealers licenses will require $1,000 fee every five years, videotaping of firearm owner's identification (FOID) card purchases and background checks for employees who sell firearms.