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House Speaker Mike Madigan says he will "cooperate fully" with an investigation of sexual harassment in Springfield. The speaker has fired two key staffers from his political organization in the last week. Both faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward women. A rare rebellion among top Illinois ...
Decremer is a Capitol lobbyist whose client list includes ComEd, Dish Network and the Illinois State Medical Society. He's also a one-time House Democratic government and campaign staffer entrusted with some of the speaker's most important races over the years. He could not be reached for comment ...

“That will change the culture and the power structure (not only) in Illinois, but across America,” Rauner said at the time. “When we win that case, every state government, every local government, and every school district in America will no longer be able to force ... union membership” of people “working for ...
SYCAMORE – A select group of area high school juniors and seniors are meeting monthly with state Rep. Bob Pritchard to share their views on legislation, learn about ways to influence public policy and gain a better insight into state government operations. The 25 students who comprise Pritchard's ...
On Feb. 18, Ann Gillespie appeared before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. We asked her why she's running for the Democratic nomination in the Illinois State Senate 27th district in the March 2018 primary. Watch her response in the video below.
EAST MOLINE — As a state representative, Scott Drury said his goal has been to build trust in state government. If elected attorney ... “Anyone in Illinois who thinks it's OK to engage in public corruption will know there will be a state office and a U.S. attorney general's office watching over it. We want the best ...

Describing the pattern as a "head-scratcher," Simon said there's no discernable rhyme or reason to the list of states that Russians decided to target in their hacking schemes. For example, Illinois (the state Simon identified as most compromised) does not pose as a viable battle-ground state that could be ...
An app that would let New Jerseyans access state government services easily, a student loan forgiveness program for tech-related careers, and high-speed internet ... Meanwhile, many other states — including Utah, Illinois, and Ohio — have adopted a cloud-first strategy … ... Before he left office, Gov.
Governor Bruce Rauner just gave his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly and has formally submitted his budget proposal for consideration — his budget would spend $37.6 billion and is estimating that the state will bring in $37.9 billion. This begins an important process that our elected officials ...
While gender parity has yet to be achieved, the number of women in office is on the rise. Illinois is among the states that have made the most progress, with 36 percent of the legislature composed of women according to Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics. The #MeToo and #TimesUp ...
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget on Wednesday will propose having Chicago Public Schools, downstate and suburban school districts and state universities pay more of their teachers' pension costs, in an attempt to save state government millions of dollars a year. The governor's plan is likely to be ...
In his 2016 letter to Madigan's office, Chambers said, "My first duty is to the people of the state of Illinois and when I see evidence of criminal ... the former board officials is contrary to Madigan's initiatives to insure open government and review allegations that public business is being conducted in secret, ...
Ra Joy, candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor, said Tuesday that the state government runs on a broken system. In Cook County and at the state level, ... He decided to run for office after his 23-year-old son, Xavier Joy, was fatally shot last June, he told The Daily. The current race is a “once-in-a-lifetime ...
The shooting occurred near the James R. Thompson Center, the state government office building. Johnson said officers initially confronted the suspect because he was acting suspiciously. Police captured the man a short time later, and a gun was recovered at the scene, he said. Bauer, 53, was a 31-year ...
Alaina Hampton was employed with Madigan's campaign committee and the Democratic Party of Illinois. She was supervised by Kevin Quinn, who has worked with Madigan's political committees and state government office for two decades. Hampton alleges Quinn harassed her throughout the 2016 ...
In November, the Illinois General Assembly hastily passed a law prohibiting sexual harassment by state lawmakers and hired a legislative inspector general to determine whether Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, had violated that new law. The IG, Julie Porter, has concluded he did not. Victims' advocate ...
Illinois owes $129 billion to its five retirement systems after years of failing to make adequate annual contributions. Because the state's constitution bans any reduction in worker retirement benefits, the government's pension costs will continue to rise as it faces pressure to pay down that debt, a squeeze that ...

BLOOMINGTON — State Rep. ... He will be Mark Kirk-ed out of office,” said Ives, referring to the centrist Republican U.S. senator who lost his seat in 2016. ... Rauner has also attempted to consolidate units of government and overhaul pensions but has been stymied by the Illinois Supreme Court and ...
22, travelers with driver's licenses from states that are already compliant with the 2005 REAL ID Act or have not been granted an extension are not able to ... Although Illinois is currently operating under a REAL ID waiver, the Illinois Secretary of State's office estimates it will be able to begin issuing new ...
Christine Dudley leads the Illinois Film Office promoting Illinois as a global destination for film, television and advertising production. As the gateway to government for the industry, the IFO manages the film production tax credit program, in addition to a full range of services that support production and ...
No passport applications are expected to accepted and processing delays are likely for those in the hopper. However, a state department spokesperson says the agency has not made any decisions yet on how to handle a potential government shutdown. She said the agency will do its best to "minimize the ...
The 54th Illinois Senate District race is crowded after Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) announced he would not seek another term. ... Plummer, who has never held a government office previously, thinks his status as a “jobs creator” means he has a unique insight into employment and the economy. And while ...
In this Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference in Springfield, Ill. In response to criticism of his administration's handling of outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, his office said Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, the Republican moved into the site Wednesday for several days to get ...
The Illinois House of Representatives has reportedly created a subcommittee in the state's General Assembly to study the potential of blockchain technology in the context of state government. The subcommittee, which will be led by Democrat Mike Zalewski, is expected to meet within several weeks.
The subcommittee's formation comes after nearly two years of investigation and outreach by the state. In 2016 Illinois received 22 responses from companies about possible blockchain uses through a request for information. The state has appointed Jennifer O'Rourke, the state's deputy director at the Office ...
An internal state investigation has found that a top staffer for the Illinois Lottery failed to disclose her relationship and contact with lobbyists for a firm ... releasing the records requested by the Tribune, the agency asked the governor's office for advice, then brought the same question to a separate state ...
Illinois state officials announced Thursday they have named vendors in a master smart street lighting contract as an early step in their Smart State Initiative. Officials from the office of Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Department of Innovation & Technology say they can now offer government organizations ...
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Illinois News Network) — Automatically registering voters anytime they register with certain state government agencies was ... There's already been coordination between the elections board and the Secretary of State's office, Menzel said, but other state agencies involved in the ...
22, 2017, the state had $9.65 billion in unpaid bills; a $1.5 billion structural deficit; and a $129.1 billion pension liability, according to the Illinois Office of ... That paid off, for out of 60 Galesburg homes tested for high lead and copper levels this fall, none exceeded the federal government's action level for ...
Rank-and-file state legislators may "provide the pressure necessary to get a budget done" again in 2018, said state Rep. ... be assessing the city's involvement in a $150 million downtown development that could include an expansion of the Illinois Terminal, more parking, an office building, hotel, convention ...
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has named a state economist as the head of his office of management and budget. A late Friday statement from Rauner's office says Hans Zigmund will take over the job on Jan. 15. He's replacing Scott Harry, who is taking a position with the Illinois State Board of Education.
Conversely, Illinois spends much less per capita on key social services — support for low-income families, health clinics, public hospitals and indigent care at private hospitals — than other high-population states. MPC concludes “the very structure of local government in Illinois may be robbing the state and ...
Last year, the planning council took a deep dive into the staggering cost of administration in Illinois' 800-plus school district offices, which collectively spend ... The council concludes "the very structure of local government in Illinois may be robbing the state and its citizens of precious limited dollars to serve ...
The CIO told StateScoop that additional follow-ups will come in early January as his office explores how it can turn the chatbot tools into a sustained effort that improves state government service delivery. For chatbots and otherwise, Lonbom said office intends to work with the private sector in this fashion ...
It was Haig, then secretary of state, who famously said he was in control after President RONALD REAGAN was shot in 1981. Now compare that with Rauner who said he's not in control of Illinois government and won't be as long as House Speaker MICHAEL MADIGAN is around. That's because, of course, ...
Pat Quinn addresses reporters Thursday at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center in Normal. ... for the public access counselor, a part of the attorney general's office that helps the public get information from governmental bodies, and for the Monetary Award Program, which provides MAP grants that ...
CHICAGO, IL — Presidents Day—in recognition of George Washington's birthday—is a federal holiday celebrated annually the third Monday of February. Most government offices, courts and banks will be closed, however most retailers will be open. Many stores, such as Nordstrom, Macy's, Target and ...
A statement from the office of Veteran's Affairs says the Marion VA Hospital will remain open during the shutdown, adding that appropriations for 2018 were made as ... Passports will continue to be issued by the State Department, but applications may be delayed or even halted in an extended shutdown.
Democratic candidates for Illinois governor, from left, Robert Marshall, Tio Hardiman, Daniel Biss, J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy meet with the ... Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield.
The Secretary of State's Office, which oversees the complex, ordered the test after a pipe burst in the nearby Illinois State Armory. The Armory's hot water system connects to all 14 buildings in the state Capitol complex. The office has disabled the few showers and removed faucet aerators in the complex.
In this May 23, 2014 photo, lawmakers convene on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The legislative election is particularly important this year because the party controlling the General Assembly and the governor's office controls 2020's once-a-decade redraw of the ...
McLean County Treasurer Rebecca McNeil views the practice of accepting tax payments before their due date as outside the bounds of state law. The last-minute taxpayer requests that followed the passage of the legislation also would have required new procedures to accept and tracks payments, said ...
More than 200 state laws will become effective with the ringing in of the new year. The BGA has compiled a list of overlooked laws that affect consumers and taxpayers statewide. From expanding consumer protections to extending the powers of voters to consolidate local units of government, here is what ...
Dan Rutherford, then the Illinois state treasurer, speaks at a news ... ran his taxpayer-financed treasurer's office as a campaign operation, ...
While some people — including employees at some retail stores — will be working on the holiday, many area businesses and offices will be ...
The secretary of state's office sent a certified letter to Brooks on Oct. 23, ... the grant money must be repaid to the Illinois State Library within 90 ...
At least five states — Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and ... The agency, which acts as the U.S. government's top privacy and security ... “We've been in touch with several state attorney general offices and the FTC ...
20, 2017, to remain in a controversial multi-state voter registration ... before Kobach took office, as a way for Kansas and neighboring states to ...
President John Cullerton's office with a complaint. ... "I think it's about time that the Illinois government, and Illinoisans in general, recognize that ...
Illinois tourism office to open expand to China, Mexico ... work across the five offices on public relations, marketing and trade efforts for the state.


 

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