Tollway Committee OKs Plan To Increase Speed Limits, But Not To 70 MPHAn Illinois Tollway committee on Thursday recommended increasing speed limits on portions of the Tri-State, Reagan Memorial and Veterans Memorial tollways, but not to the 70 mph allowed under a new law.
Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.
Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More ProductiveA day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.
Former President Clinton Stumps For Quinn, DurbinFormer President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.
Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Tax Break LegislationU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Republican state lawmaker who wants to unseat him have been clashing over proposed legislation favoring companies that keep jobs in America, over those that move operations overseas.
Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against DurbinSeeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
Oberweis Pitches His Own Minimum Wage PlanState Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), who is challenging U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the November election, has reversed his stance on the minimum wage, and unveiled his own plan to raise it to $10 per hour over three years for adult workers.
FTC: Ban On Sunday Car Sales Is Bad For CompetitionThe Federal Trade Commission says the prohibition on Sunday automobile sales also makes it more difficult for drivers to shop around for the best deal.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex MarriageFormer Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.
Does 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit Apply To Chicago Area? Maybe, Maybe NotIllinois raised the state's highway speed limit 70 mph on Monday, but don’t go flooring it just yet until the politicians who put this new law on the books figure out whether higher speeds were really meant for urban highways, or just rural interstates.