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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner conceded defeat Tuesday night as Democrat J.B. Pritzker claimed the governorship of Illinois, capturing 59 percent of the vote to Rauner’s 35 percent.
House Speaker Mike Madigan has provided a combined $15 million in funding to dozens of state representatives currently holding office, the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) reports.
Illinois ranks fourth nationwide in terms of outmigration, according to recent data from Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this weak overturning a decades-old decision allowing unions to charge non-members for lobbying seems to belong a world away, ideologically, from the one in 1977 that said such fees were constitutional.
New laws related to veterans affairs, drugs and health care are among 217 that will become effective Jan. 1, according to an announcement on state Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst’s (R-Kankakee) website.
Last summer, the board of Kankakee County passed a resolution adopting both affirmative action and anti-discrimination policies for county workers and contractors.