Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) believes the controversy over voter ID is no big deal in Kendall County but a civil rights group's letter to a county official earlier this week that suggested otherwise probably did some good.
Voter turnout in Kendall County the last few election cycles has increased despite concerns from an Illinois civil rights organization that county voters face "misleading and confusing instructions" about voter identification, a county official said.
Supporting a proposal to cut Illinois property taxes in half and a slate of political candidates who would help make that happen is part of Liberty Principles PAC's recently announced "Save Your Home" campaign.
If Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has his way, former radical and terrorist, longtime fugitive and convicted murderer James William Kilgore will never again teach at the University of Illinois.