NEWS

23 10, 2017

Stop Playing Politics with Illinois Children

By | 2017-10-23T19:19:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

It’s been 23 days since Republicans in Congress again failed to do their jobs by allowing the formerly bi-partisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. And for 23 days, Governor Rauner and his billionaire buddies have refused to stand up for Illinois children and condemn this outrageous act. The [...]

20 10, 2017

Illinois Teachers Can Now Claim Personally-Bought Supplies On Income Tax Returns

By | 2017-10-20T22:46:10+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Starting this year, teachers in Illinois can get state tax credit for the school supplies they buy with their own money and bring in to the classroom. Ninety-two percent of teachers in the U.S. spend their own money to buy school supplies for their students. That figure comes from Democratic [...]

13 10, 2017

Gun Raffle Still Happening Despite Vegas Shooting

By | 2017-10-13T18:57:16+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — The Lake County Republican Central Committee is sticking with plans to hand out at least a dozen guns to donors at a fundraising dinner in Kildeer on Friday. The event will feature multiple raffles, offering attendees a chance to win handguns, rifles, a musket, safes containing mystery [...]

13 10, 2017

Rauner Campaign Ad Uses Quote About Manar

By | 2017-10-13T19:05:27+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

A television commercial now airing for Gov. Bruce Rauner touts the school funding reform legislation he signed into law in August. But the campaign spot is somewhat misleading. The ad begins: “It's been called nothing short of a miracle.” If you pause the tape and look closely, you’ll see that [...]

13 10, 2017

Conservatives want to reverse abortion law

By | 2017-10-13T19:26:56+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Conservative lawmakers have filed legislation to ban tax money from being used to pay for abortions amid continued Republican backlash over Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to expand abortion access for women covered by Medicaid and state employee insurance. The proposal is unlikely to gain momentum given Democratic majorities in the [...]