Posts Tagged “Illinois House”

Kodatt selected to succeed Madigan by 22nd District community leaders

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Kodatt selected to succeed Madigan by 22nd District community leaders

Kodatt selected to succeed Madigan by 22nd District community leaders Leaders of the 22nd Illinois House District voted to name longtime district resident Edward Kodatt as the successor to fill the seat held since 1971 by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. The vote reflects the will of the district’s voters and community leaders and…

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Mike Madigan does get to select his successor

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Mike Madigan does get to select his successor

Mike Madigan does get to select his successor The decision on who should succeed #MichaelJMadigan in the #22ndDistrict belongs to the voters, not to the news media media pundits nor to the loudmouthed revolutionaries and activists. The right way to fill the vacancy when Madigan resigned from the Illinois House is to allow the #Democrat…

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Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19

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Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19

Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19 Maintaining social distancing and meeting at the Bank of Springfield Building, a multi-purpose arena that holds 80,000, the Illinois House approved a $42.6 billion budget to provide support to victims of the coronavirus and ensuring that statewide services to residents continues, ending an 11-week recess forced by…

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Illinois House adopts COVID-19 guidelines in advance of meeting

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Illinois House adopts COVID-19 guidelines in advance of meeting

Illinois House adopts COVID-19 guidelines in advance of meeting House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Tuesday: “Last week when I announced the House would return to Springfield, I asked all members to commit to safety precautions approved and guided by the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of…

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Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

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Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment In February 2018, the Office of the Speaker released a summary of past complaints of discrimination and harassment. That document included descriptions of two allegations involving Travis Shea. Both women were consulted prior to the release and requested confidentiality. To date, neither has given permission to disclose…

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment Legislative leaders release statements detailing steps to be taken in response to allegations of sexual harassment. Statements released by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, former legislator Barbara Flynn Curry, and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, the chair and the minority spokesperson of the 100th General Assembly’s Illinois House Task Force on…

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Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House

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Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House

Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement on the election of new leadership in the Illinois House in Springfield: “This selection of additional House Democratic leadership team members continues our caucus’ efforts to build a legislature that truly reflects the diversity of our state and prepares us to…

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Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms

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Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms

Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms Illinois Representative Michael J. Madigan was elected to another term as Speaker of the Illinois House. Read releases from other legislators below including: Fran Hurley, Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, Sonya Harper, and Camille Y. Lilly. Hurley to Fight for First Responders, Property Tax Relief in…

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Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed

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Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed

Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bills today to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet and provide more convenience with permanent identification cards. House Bill 5752 creates the Broadband Advisory Council to explore ways to expand broadband access, often called high-speed internet, throughout the state, including…

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District “We need everyday people to fix Illinois for the sake of our children and grandchildren.” Rick Lesser, a successful small business owner and one of the leading estate planning attorneys in Illinois, announced his candidacy today for Illinois State Representative in the 58th District. Lesser was slated…

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks Veto of Bill No.: SB 2273. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner released the following statement in vetoing SB 2273 which would prohibit interstate checking of voter registration Today I veto Senate Bill 2273 from the 100th General Assembly, which would limit the State of Illinois to participation in…

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct Former Federal Prosecutor and Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey to Lead Independent Investigation of the Illinois House of Representatives and charges of  workpalce harassment and legislative conduct House Speaker Michael J. Madigan announced today that Maggie Hickey, a former federal prosecutor and former inspector general for…

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