Former U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona), who left Illinois with his family nearly three years ago in part to escape the rising taxes, is now running for office in the Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.
The Rock Island County Republican Central Committee will hold its Precinct Committeeman/County Chairs and Candidates training session for the 2020 elections on July 27 at the Rock Island County GOP Headquarters at 500 16th St. in Rock Island.
Rock Island County Republican leaders recently sent out an alert to members about an upcoming Central Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 18 at the organization’s headquarters in Rock Island.
In the wake of newly elected Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s spate of new tax increases – including a 19-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax hike – conservative activists in Rock Island and across the state are crying foul.
Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among a group of GOP lawmakers introducing House Bill 3850 that would repeal the Reproductive Health Act recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
If you are looking for a new summer read, you might consider state Rep. Tony McCombie’s suggestion: a Chicago Tribune piece documenting the nearly three dozen aldermen who have faced corruption charges since the 1970s.
Like many politicians, Gov. J.B. Pritzker made promises on the campaign trail that he will not end up keeping, a Rock Island County Board member, former GOP House member and former candidate for lieutenant governor told Rock Island Today.
State Rep. Michael Halpin (D-72) on May 31 voted for a $40 million budget package that included a hidden gem for teachers -- the removal of a 3 percent cap on end-of-career pension spiking for Illinois educators.
State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) said he was worried about funding for a bill that would give schools the option of connecting at-risk students with anger management classes during a Senate Education Committee hearing last week.
Illinois state Rep. Toni McCombie (R-Savanna) is as proud of the bill she recently drafted that will grant protections to Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Adult Protective Service workers as she is of any legislation she has sponsored during her two-plus years in Springfield.