A former opponent says Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) will remain in power with the help of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and special interest groups despite not representing her constituents' interests.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) wants her constituents to see for themselves the difference between how Senate Bill 1 would fund Illinois public schools and how Gov. Rauner’s alternative plan would work.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
As much celebration as there was that Illinois finally passed a budget, it should be short-lived, Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) argued recently on her website, adding that nothing in the plan addresses the underlying problems Illinois faces.