Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chairman Michael J. Madigan (D-Chicago) has reported $64,516 in July contributions to Lisa Dugan, a Democrat running for the Illinois House of Representatives against incumbent Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee).
Iroquois County is among 40 counties statewide that passed or are considering a resolution declaring themselves “Sanctuary Counties for Gun Owners,” according to the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA).
House majority leader Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) chief of staff, head political operative and appointed House leader have stepped down or been fired since being accused of sexual harassment in the past few months, making HB 138 more timely than ever.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) continues to be dogged by growing allegations of bullying and sexual harassment involving senior staffers, the latest episode fingering long-time Chief of Staff Tim Mapes, who resigned when the claims came to light on Wednesday.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.