Posts Tagged “Illinois Legislature”

Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

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Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois As part of her commitment to criminal justice reform, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is proposing a major overhaul of Illinois’ sentencing laws, easing reliance on unfair mandatory minimum sentences and providing judges with discretion to use alternative sentences. “We’ve seen how a so-called ‘tough on…

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Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term

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Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term

Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term State Sen. Martin Sandoval declares that health care and immigrant rights will remain priorities as he returns to The Illinois Senate for a 6th Term in office Affordable health care, protecting immigrants’ rights, equitable K-12 funding, increasing public safety and creating more jobs will continue to be…

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Madigan appoints Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader

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Madigan appoints Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader

Madigan appoints Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday Jan. 10, 2019 announcing his appointment of state Rep. Greg Harris as the Illinois House majority leader: “At my request, Representative Greg Harris will serve as House majority leader. This is the first in a series…

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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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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike Illinois taxpayers defeated the plan of downstate and Cook County Democrats to give the state of Illinois the highest gasoline tax in the country during the Illinois 100th General Assembly lame duck session. The Democrat mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, showing how out-of-touch he was with taxpayers, had…

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech By Ray Hanania Letter I wrote to Illinois Representative David Harris of Arlington Heights (Republican) who introduced a bill last year to expand the existing anti-BDS law that prohibits Americans from criticizing a specific foreign country, Israel. I criticize Israel’s government and will continue to criticize Israel’s government…

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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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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women Illinois Democrats Say Violence Against Women Act Must be Reauthorized Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, released the following statement supporting the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). “Twenty-four years ago, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece…

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Lisa Hernandez fundraiser March 7

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Lisa Hernandez fundraiser March 7

Lisa Hernandez fundraiser March 7 I’m locked in the primary battle of my political career. My opponent is spreading lies like a running faucet. Years of hard work for our community is under threat of being wiped out for good. We must take a stand and speak up for the residents of the 24th District….

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Lincolnshire Republican Sukovic announces bid to run for 59th State Rep District

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Lincolnshire Republican Sukovic announces bid to run for 59th State Rep District

Lincolnshire Republican Sukovic announces bid to run for 59th State Rep District   Marko Sukovic, a Stevenson High School alum and graduating senior from the University of Illinois, has announced he is circulating petitions to run for state representative in Illinois’ 59th District. Sukovic has worked his way through college and has been a tireless…

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Rauner protects suburban schools against Chicago fund grab

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Rauner protects suburban schools against Chicago fund grab

Rauner protects suburban schools against Chicago fund grab Gov. Bruce Rauner won his battle against the bloated and failed Chicago public schools forcing the legislature to significantly cut-back additional funding to bailout Chicago and redistribute those monies to needy suburban and state school systems that had been ignored. The plan also allows a 75 percent…

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Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers

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Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers

Rauner blocks legislative rape of suburban taxpayers Once again the Illinois Legislature is stepping in to bailout wasteful spending and mismanagement at the Chicago Public Schools but forcing suburban taxpayers to pay extra to cover the city’s debt. Instead of making Chicago residents pay for their own failed institutions, the Chicago controlled legislature is forcing…

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