The GOP is coming together post-Republican
National Convention (RNC) festivities, according to Rock Island Republican John
Adkins, a 17th congressional district alternate delegate who
represented the Illinois Republican Party at the RNC.
Illinois businesses lost jobs in six metro areas, the largest hit being the Quad Cities, down 5,500 jobs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said.
A recent Illinois Policy Institute analysis revealed that of all union donations made to legislators in Springfield over a 12-year period, 88 percent was allotted to Democrats, with Speaker Madigan himself obtaining the lion’s share.
A recently distributed Illinois Republican Party campaign flyer features a photoshopped vignette of Speaker Michael Madigan 'served' in a restaurant by a bow-tie clad Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillside), complete with eye-catching headlines.
Tony McCombie, Republican candidate for the House seat from District 71 – Rock Island, recently accepted the 2016 'Service Above Self' award from the Rotary Club of Savanna for her continuous dedication to the community through volunteerism.
Vouching for the need to heed voters, Brandi McGuire, a Republican candidate seeking a House seat from District 72 – Quad Cities, recently expressed her support for implementing a taxpayer bill of rights designed to empower Illinois constituents.
Illinois needs a lot of reforms to turn around job losses, deficit spending, cronyism and corruption, among other statewide challenges, said Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner during a recent Rock Island County stop.